Linear Algebra and Applications

Omer Ben Neria

Linear Algebra and Applications

Mathematics department

Omer Ben Neria

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Overall 3.7
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Easiness of class 3.2
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Workload 3.3
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Clarity of professor 3.6
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Helpfulness of professor 3.6
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Grades

Winter 2016
15.5%
13.0%
10.4%
7.8%
5.2%
2.6%
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A
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B-
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C
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
17.3%
14.4%
11.5%
8.6%
5.8%
2.9%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted Aug. 7, 2017 Grade Received: A

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Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 22, 2016 Grade Received: C+

Overall, the class itself is pretty "easy". Like a previous post, the homeworks are due on Mondays and consist of 4-5 problems which range in difficulty but in my experience they weren't too complicated at all. (Once I saw a guy finish it in an hour before class started.) The midterms are fair and if you really understand the material, it should come off as easy-medium difficulty. I got a B+ on the first midterm, D on the second midterm, and C on the final and ended up with a C+ in the class. I can't blame my poor grade on the professor, though, because in all honesty I think my TA was just a prick with partial credit. The key to doing well in this class is just do the homework, do the additional suggested homework problems, and read the book if you want a clearer understanding of the concepts! His tests are challenging because of the time constraint but if you know what you're doing you should be able to do well. Although he doesn't take attendance, I think the lectures are super useful to attend because they help a lot with the homework problems (most examples he goes over in class are hw problems just with different numbers). He gives a review session before the final which is nice! He's always willing to answer questions in class and office hours. All in all, I like Prof. Omer and am taking him again for 33B :-)

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 14, 2016 Grade Received: A-

Enjoyed this professor and hope to take a class with him next quarter. Lectures are straightforward and follow the textbook. Homework is not out of the book although he suggests extra problems for practice from the text. Only 4 or 5 problems a week approximately due at the beginning of lecture on Monday. Midterms were easy (80% means at least) while the final was harder (~70% mean). Ben Neria is a chill guy and would recommend.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted June 6, 2016 Grade Received: P

He sucks at teaching, and refuses to post the homework solutions on CCLE cause he's a first class prick.
I really hated my experience with him, not in the least cause of long, computational exams - no fucking fun, just endless simple math.
Stay away, unless you're into working harder than you've worked in a while.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted April 29, 2016 Grade Received: B

Seems like he changed the class sylabus though.

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Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 28, 2016 Grade Received: A-

Absolutely amazing professor. He's excellent at what he does, easily clarifying even the most difficult of concepts. I've never been good at math, especially conceptual math as opposed to applied math, but Ben Neria made the class enjoyable, interesting, and funny.
I did acceptably well in this class (A-), but for someone whose average math grade is between B and B-, it's actually pretty good, and speaks well for the professor.
I would absolutely take the class again.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 28, 2016 Grade Received: A-

Ben Neria is one of the nicest, most compassionate professors out there. He'll go out of his way to help you learn the material. He'll hold your hand all the way to an A if you let him. He teaches you what you need to know and makes sure you understand it. All the topics are followed by an example or two that clarifies your doubts. Although after his brilliant explanation for each theorem, I'm not sure why you'd need more than one.
Despite not performing as well as I'd have liked, Ben Neria was the best professor I've ever taken. Taking his class was an enriching experience. His love for teaching was only surpassed by his knowledge of the subject. Every class I took was memorable. He's always there and willing to help in person after class, during office hours, or even on the forum in CCLE. He'll motivate you and inspire you every single time. I have never had so much respect for a professor but him. He's really a role model.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 28, 2016 Grade Received: B-

As an engineering major, I understood the importance of Linear Algebra in my field, so I made sure to take a bona fide professor so I can get the most from the class. I do not regret taking Omer at all and I wish he taught engineering classes so I could have him again. He was very sweet and understanding, and he made sure to take input from the students before starting to grade the exams. Actually, one day I ran into him after the final and he asked me about the clarity of one of the questions on the final. After I explained to him that the question was a little confusing, he completely removed it from the final! Very rarely will you find such understanding professors in college.
He was quite funny and his nuanced accent added a cute tickle to lectures. Linear algebra could be a dry subject, but he was successful in engaging the class.
In terms of difficulty, the exams were very easy and essentially straight out of the assigned homeworks. We also had weekly quizzes in discussion, which added up to a whole midterm, yet these were free to your score in the class (you get to drop two quizzes).
I feel bad for anyone who is unsuccessful in enrolling into his class. You're missing out.
I had a pretty low interest in Linear Algebra before this class started, and had heard horror stories of how hard it was, but Omer made it manageable and extremely enjoyable. Even though I did not perform as well as I could have in his class, Benny (thats what me and my friends call him), was the most dedicated and passionate professors I have ever met. His knowledge in the field can be compared to non-other, and he often makes himself available for review session before tests.

On a side note, his TAs are phenomenal, the best I have ever had.
11/10 would take again.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 25, 2016 Grade Received: A+

His class may be hard in some people's eyes but I enjoy studying with him. I put a lot of efforts in this class this quarter and it turns out that I learned a lot.
I am in applied math major and if you are also a math major student, I would recommend you to take his class and go to his office hours since he can teach you a lot about math and mathematical thinking.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 19, 2016 Grade Received: A

Omer is quite a funny professor because of some of his random quirks and his accent. He is an extremely quick chalk user and can somehow manage to scribble matrices and theorems in the blink of an eye, so you really have to pay attention to his lecture all the time, otherwise you might easily miss something that he just said and not even know that he said something important enough to ask a question and clarify about.

According a few of my female peers, he is also quite handsome, so girls, if you're looking for a professor who looks as good as he does math, take his class and you'll find yourself actually learning a lot from being attentive to him, I mean, his lessons.

His tests are pretty fair, but can be tricky at times, and under the time constraints, it can be difficult to answer some of the tougher questions that he sets. His quizzes can also be pretty tricky, so you have to know your stuff from the previous week or you can quickly be lost through the quarter.

You will want to do the homework regularly because every week builds upon the previous week's knowledge, and if at any point in time there are gaps in your learning, there is a good chance that you won't be able to understand the concepts that come next.

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