Robert Greene

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MATH 31A
Differential and Integral Calculus See Full Profile

Overall 1.5 Easiness 1.8 Workload 1.8 Clarity 1.8 Helpfulness 1.2

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He is a professor suitable to those who have talent on math.

He pushes the progress of the class very fast and the scope of that very broad; students can learn some stuff of 31B or 32A from his class. It's an advantage to me.

The order of his lectures are different that of others, so taking notes is pretty necessary, though he distributes notes of some difficult topics.

The homework is inspiring, though some feel it's hard. During previewing the following courses, I have got sense of familiar because Dr. Greene has more or less included some necessary content in the continuing study. Most importantly, he gives answer to his homework though his manualscript is a bit hard to recognize.

The exams are easy, if you are serious to the course. After all, it's all about the most basic concepts of mathematical analysis.

Seeing back now, he concentrated on buiiding the connection of differentiation and integration by the fundamental theorem of calculus, which is also the core purpose of the course. He did that well.

(Dec. 30, 2012)
MATH 31AX
Workshop in Differential Calculus See Full Profile

Overall 1.8 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.5 Clarity 1.8 Helpfulness 1.2

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the worst professor. he is just a idiot. nobody can understand what he said even the TA. by the way, he never answers questions in class and just ignores the seas of raising hands.

(Nov. 21, 2012)
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MATH 32A
Calculus of Several Variables See Full Profile

Overall 1.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.8 Clarity 1.2 Helpfulness 1.5

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I took his class during my first year. I got 68/100 on my final, ranking 16/100, and got a solid B. Just to let you guys know his grading though. If you want to succeed in this class, you need to memorize his proofs and write them out during exams even if you can't understand it.

All in all: Do not take him if you are not that smart. Cuz he is really smart, or even too smart for lower div classes.

(April 1, 2013)
MATH 32B
Calculus of Several Variables See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.0 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 3.3

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I was really worried by the other bruinwalk reviews and I agree wholeheartedly with the others - do not take this class with Greene if you have a choice.

His lectures were incredibly confusing and he didn't explain things well. I relied heavily on the TA and the textbook. The worst part of this class was that Greene wasn't very fair in terms of grading. The final was worth a considerable amount and it skewed a lot of peoples grades, bringing them down 1-2 grades lower than expected. The Sapling homework's were easy and the written homework's were also okay (the TA helped a lot in explaining his wording since the questions were incredibly vague). The first midterm was decent in terms of difficulty and the second midterm, which was on Sapling, was very easy. I had a 95% average before the final and I was expecting at worst an A-.

The final had a class median of 62% and I got just below that (61%) which shocked me because I'd performed well throughout. I asked for a breakdown of my mistakes on the final and he was incredibly critical for final and was very specific in what he was looking for (but the questions weren't nearly as specific). This brought down my percentage an incredible amount and since the class performed comparatively worse I thought that it would be accounted for with the curve. Greene did not curve but just accounted a very small amount for general class percentage. Overall, the weightage of the final and general performance was not accounted for and it was unfair to a large degree the impact it had.

Essentially, if you have a choice and would like to properly learn the content from the professor, don't take this class with Greene.

(Summer Quarter 2020)
MATH 115A
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MATH 115A
Linear Algebra See Full Profile

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MATH 115AH
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MATH 115AH
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MATH 115B
Linear Algebra See Full Profile

Overall 1.6 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.6 Clarity 1.6 Helpfulness 1.4

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I have never fully understood any of his lecture notes, but you have to memorize them coz they may appear on midterms. I think his class is more like a GE than a rigorous math upper-div.

(March 26, 2012)
MATH 121
Introduction to Topology See Full Profile

Overall 1.3 Easiness 1.3 Workload 1.5 Clarity 1.5 Helpfulness 1.2

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Alright. I'm a Math major who takes upper division Math classes and only aim for Honor or hard classes. So anybody who's the same with me or at least looking for a good professor, listen up. He's very motivating and encouraging a professor. Even most of Math TAs like him. His lectures are disorganized from times to times, but that's his style. He gives you a lot of intuitions about what's going on, you have to understand for it, after all, he's half-artist, the man plays violin. His homework is extremely difficult but it's very focused; it gives you insights on topology. His exams aren't so hard, they're doable, IF AND ONLY IF you do and understand the homework. Trust me, the exams are 5 times easier than the homework, so don't freak out. I mean, I took this class before 131A, which is a prerequisite, and I got A. Prof. Greene helped me a lot to understand things. He's like my guru now. He's very caring as well. His personality is a bit funny, but he's not cold. Upper division students might find this smart man as a great professor whilst lower divisions ones just can't stand his lecture style. There you go; it's my opinion.

(June 21, 2009)
MATH 123
Foundations of Geometry See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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It's really a course to relax. The test are completely based on class material and the class material isn't very much. Professor Greene is really helpful and patient and sometime funny.

(Winter Quarter 2019)
MATH 131A
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Analysis See Full Profile

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