# 18.032

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 23 |

Hours/Week | 7.9 (8 responses) |

Instructors | Tristan Ozuch-Meersseman (Lecturer), Fedyk, Maria-Sophia (UA), Large, Tim (TA) |

# of Responses to Course 18 Underground Questions | 7/23 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

**18.01/18.02 is necessary****Mathematical maturity**: some prior proof-writing experience is helpful. 18.100 suffices for proof-writing experience.**18.06**isn’t necessary but makes the course easier.

## Subject Matter

**Theoretical:**the course content was very theoretical. There wasn’t much emphasis on solving differential equations.

## Course Staff

**Caring and approchable**: the staff were always willing to put in the time to explain things.

## Lectures

**Mixed opinions about pace**: some students found lectures fast, and some found lectures slow.- Lectures were theoretical whereas recitations were about applying things learned in lecture.

## Problem Sets

**Interesting**: Students found the problems sets interesting!- The problem sets were structured with subparts and hints per problem, and the problems were greatly related to lecture content.

## Exams

- Practice tests were made avaliable and were useful.
**Challenging**: the exams were challenging, but grading was lenient.

## Resources

- There was no textbook for the course.
- The instructor published lecture notes for each lecture.

## Grading

- It was not clear how other students were doing.
- Students either found grading fair or very lenient.

## Advice to Future Students

- If you just want an overview of differential equations then take 18.032. If you are interested in the theory then this class is great.
- Some prior experience with proofs and/or analysis is recomended.