# 18.102

## 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 | 50 |

Hours/Week | 9.3 (8 responses) |

Instructors | Casey Rodriguez (Lecturer), Hunsucker, Zachary D. (UA), Yu, Jeffery (UA) |

# of Responses to Course 18 Underground Questions | 14/50 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

**Real Analysis**: Comfort with real analysis necessary. 18.100a necessary and 18.100b recommended. The professor provided additional background for students that have taken 18.100a.**Mathematical maturity**: some prior proof-writing experience is helpful.**18.06**: Some linear algebra is needed.

## Subject Matter

**Theoretical:**The course content was theoretical.**Broad**: Certain topics were covered in depth such as Banach spaces, Lesbesgue measure, and Hilbert spaces.

## Course Staff

**Caring and approachable**: The professor received nothing other than fantastic reviews. The staff answered questions on Piazza about course content and psets.

## Lectures

- Lectures were asynchronous and had accompanying notes. Students found the pace good and the lectures very interesting.

## Problem Sets

**Appropriate Difficulty**: Students found the problem sets somewhat difficult but not too difficult.

## Exams

- The midterm was open notes and was very similar to the problem sets. 24 hours were given for the midterm and 48 hours were given for the final.

## Resources

- Melrose’s Functional Analysis notes and Royden’s Real Analysis were recommended.
- Several students referred to Andrew Lin’s notes.

## Grading

**Fair**: Grading is very fair but not necessarily lenient.- 90+ guarantees an A and the grade distribution for the midterm indicated that there would be lots of A’s.

## Advice to Future Students

**Sleep**- Take this course especially with Professor Rodriguez!
- A student recommended doing the psets right after the relevant lectures were posted.