Numerical and Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering department

Panagiotis D Christofides

Numerical and Mathematical Methods in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering department

Panagiotis D Christofides

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Overall 3.7
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.4
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.0
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.9
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.0
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Grades

Fall 2016
32.5%
27.1%
21.6%
16.2%
10.8%
5.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
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C
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D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
29.0%
24.2%
19.4%
14.5%
9.7%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
37.9%
31.6%
25.3%
19.0%
12.6%
6.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2012
56.4%
47.0%
37.6%
28.2%
18.8%
9.4%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2009
29.3%
24.4%
19.5%
14.7%
9.8%
4.9%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Feb. 19, 2017 Grade Received: A

Christofides is the best professor I've come across thus far in the ChemE department. In fact, he's one of the best professors I've come across at UCLA, in general. He is crisp clear with what he is teaching and is very thorough with his material. Course organization is very thorough.
The midterm was similar to previous midterms. The midterm and final are quite fair, and for the most part, easy.
Some homeworks may be a little time consuming. It is, however, quite enjoyable.
Christofides appears quite unapproachable, but is, in fact, quite helpful in person.
I am quite glad that I have to take another class with him (107).

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Jan. 5, 2017 Grade Received: B

I like this guy's lectures a lot. His homeworks take forever but there only 4 of them. The matlab coding takes forever. The midterm exam was fair. Exactly what I expected. The final exam was a COMPLETE mess and the TAs admitted it was far more difficult that it should have been. So I feel a heavy curve was applied this year.

Everyone said he is a very good teacher, but I was pretty disappointed in this class. The project at the end takes forever, and is very stressful trying to finish it on time with finals. He doesn't seem approachable, but when I did he was very accomdating.

The TAs don't really care about you as usual.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 20, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Best Chemical Engineering Professor I have had in terms of clarity of materials, expectations, and what will be on tests. He is concerned about the students and has a very good system that is helpful to the students.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 19, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

If your exposure to Christofides is limited to lectures, he comes off as intimidating and not easy to approach. Much to my surprise, he was friendly and helpful in office hours. Once, when I got TA office hours confused, he walked me personally to his lab and got the TAs to help me.

His lecture style is straightforward and clear, but not of epic merit like Corbin. He engages the class with questions. The homework is straightforward, doable, but a little time-consuming. If you do the homework studiously, you will do well on the exams. He outlines what will be on the tests, and the average reflects that. The final project is incredibly time-consuming, but it saved my A from an otherwise not-so-stellar final exam.

Overall, 109 will be your "easy" class once you hit Junior-year upper divs.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 2, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

pretty funny guy. he's actually really nice. he sometimes appears mean or apathetic but i just think his personality makes him seem that way. i wouldn't be scared to go to OH if i were you. recommended.

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