July 06, 2006

Thurston, Dylan
Modern Analysis I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Another one of those smart-guy-horrible-teacher types. The way he explains concepts and proofs may be intuitive to him, but are usually inaccessible to most of the students in class (except for those who already know the material). On top of that, it is difficult to follow both his speech pattern and his boardwork. He stutters a lot; his boardwork is as broken as his speech. And even further on top of that, he doesn't hand out any of Gallagher's old lecture notes. The book roughly matches his own curriculum at best. This is a great course to take, but just not with him.

Workload:

Not too many problem sets, a midterm, a lit-review type paper, and a final. All are usually challenging.