# 18.906

## 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 | 10 |

Hours/Week | 9.9 (7 responses) |

Instructors | Paul Alfred Seidel |

# of Responses to Course 18 Underground Questions | 5/10 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

**Content from 18.905**was very important. The material from 18.905 was quickly reviewed in the first few lectures.- Knowing some
**differential geometry**was useful as well. Sometimes,**algebraic geometry**appeared, but was not necessary for the class.

## Subject Matter

- The class was
**purely theoretical**. However, the material was focused on geometry rather than category theory.

## Course Staff

**Approachable**, and**willing to help students**.**Encouraged participation**in lectures.

## Lectures

- Lectures have a
**fast pace**. - Could use
**lecture notes, textbook, and other references**to learn about material.

## Problem Sets

- 10 problem sets, around 5 problems per problem set.
**Interesting and challenging**problems which could be done with knowledge from lectures.

## Exams

- No exams.

## Resources

- For each lecture, there were
**lecture notes**and a list of parts of textbooks containing the material. - No required textbook.

## Grading

**Lenient and fair**, the distribution of grades was**transparent**.- Grades were determined by average of
**10 problem sets**. - The A/B/C cutoffs were 80/65/50.

## Advice to Future Students

*“Consider***who the professor will be**when taking this class. This will likely determine**how geometric or how category theory based**the class is.”