18.100P: Real Analysis

Table of contents

  1. Course Info
  2. Realistic Prerequisites
  3. Subject Matter
  4. Course Staff
  5. Lectures
  6. Problem Sets
  7. Exams
  8. Resources
  9. Grading
  10. Advice to Future Students

Course Info

Class Size 30
Hours/Week 10.0 (19 responses)
Instructors Qin Deng
Overall Rating 6.1/7.0

Realistic Prerequisites

  • Students recommended knowing 18.01, but had no hard prerequisites.
  • Students recommended knowing how to write in LaTeX, but said that it can be learned while in the course.

Subject Matter

  • Students felt like the subject matter was theoretical, and gave them the confidence to take higher level analysis courses.

Course Staff

  • The professor and the TA were seen as approachable and engaging.
  • The TAs made sure to double check students understood the material in office hours.


  • Lectures were helpful, as students liked doing proofs together in class.
  • Students learned the most from lectures and problem sets.

Problem Sets

  • Students often worked with others, and spent 5-7 hours on the assignment.
  • Lectures prepared students well for the psets.


  • Exams were fair.
  • Students prepared for the exams by reviewing the lectures, textbook and going over definitions and proof strategies.


  • The textbook, Lebl’s Basic Analysis, was used often by students.


  • Grading of math was noted as fair and reasonable.
  • Grading of writing assignments was confusing to some students.
  • Averages on exams were not released.

Advice to Future Students

  1. ”Go to office hours!”
  2. ”Do the readings and make sure you review proofs of important ideas that you don’t understand!”