Linear Algebra

Richard S Elman

Linear Algebra

Mathematics department

Richard S Elman

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Ratings

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Overall 5.0
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 3.8
Easy
Heavy
Workload 3.0
Light
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Clarity of professor 4.2
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 5.0
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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook

Grades

Fall 2018
46.4%
38.7%
31.0%
23.2%
15.5%
7.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Spring 2016
30.4%
25.4%
20.3%
15.2%
10.1%
5.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

Fall 2016
41.9%
34.9%
28.0%
21.0%
14.0%
7.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

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

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted July 14, 2019 Grade Received: A

Professor Elman is definitely an amazing professor. His lectures are fast paced and it was hard to follow everything during class, but if you take down everything he writes and go through it before you do the homework, you should be fine.
He is helpful during office hours, has very flexible grading policies and is quite friendly. He definitely teaches math the way it is meant to be taught, with rigorous proofs, applications, motivations and a heavy emphasis on abstraction. Midterms and finals are highly dependent on his lectures, so I would recommend taking down everything he says right from Week 1. If you do this, the tests should not be too difficult. Discussion sections were extremely helpful. I really liked my TA (Yudong Qiu).
It is definitely not an easy class. If you do not understand the material, the homework is quite challenging. However, once you study the material, it is quite doable. I actually liked this system, because it ensured you were caught up with the material every week. While the workload is high, his curve is quite generous as well.
Highly recommend this class.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted March 21, 2019 Grade Received: A

He is an amazing professor! He gives extra time on tests and is very passionate about the subject and a great explainer.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Feb. 9, 2017 Grade Received: A

Professor Elman is the best math professor I have had here at UCLA. For the honors 115AH class, he explains the techniques of proofs and repeatedly reiterate key points in proofs. The homework assignments are also very doable. The take home midterm was challenging but not impossible especially with the amount of time that was given. He also gives extra hours for the midterms and finals. This is definitely the honors math upper div to take.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
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