This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Whether or not I'd recommend this course depends on what the person is looking for. Pros: - The instructor was very clear when explaining the material. - The professor was extremely helpful during office hours. - The course was taught in a very thorough manner, with reading quizzes and in-class clicker questions, to help further students' understanding of concepts. - I felt like I left the course with a more thorough understanding of the concepts. Cons: - The tests are hell. Rather than numbers and calculations, most of the test questions were things such as, "Explain why X theorem works using the definition of Y," or "Is it possible for x to have y? Explain why or why not." - No matter what professor they've had, you often hear former linear algebra students say, "I don't know how I passed linear algebra." If you're a math major, I'm pretty sure you have to take this course. (And if you don't have to, why on earth would you torture yourself like that?) As for whether you should take it with this professor, that depends. Do you want a deeper understanding of mathematics and enjoyable lectures? Take it with this guy. Do you want to keep your GPA up? ...Yeah no.
Course highlights:
Matrices. Rank Theorem. Vectors.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Go to class. Do the reading. Go to office hours.