Complex Analysis for Applications
Summer 2020 - Even though he seems really helpful but most of the time he tries to twist the explanation. His lecture notes are copy-paste from the book so is pointless to attend the lecture unless you have spare time to waste. Hw load is massive so be prepared to do 35-45 problems a week. Exams are pretty much same version of hw problems but he takes so many point off for small mistake even if you have the right answers (imagine you did everything right, exactly like solution manual but you gonna end up with high C) and there are typos in every exam. The only good thing about this class was the super helpful TA and the fact that final exam worths same weight as other exams so it doesn't really effect your grade at end
Really great lecturer, if you sit in the front two rows... to be able to hear him clearly. Everything on the exams was covered in lecture, no trick questions whatsoever. Everybody I know including myself received an A in his course. His office hours are great if you're struggling with any homework problem or concepts. In short, this man is a genius! A few things, the book assigned for this class (small and red, ten bucks at ucla store) was terrible and I stopped reading after the first section. I recommend getting another textbook, I used Saff's to learn the material.. even online slides for intro to complex analysis would be more useful. Still need the book for the hw, though. He usually assigned a lot of hw questions, I'm talking 15-30. This hw took me foreveeeer to complete... but in the long run helped solidify my knowledge b/c the key to learning this material is doing a ton of problems. Grade was hw, one midterm, and final. Two grading schemes, one with and one without the midterm. Overall, this guy is old school, hand written exams, nothing on the course website except hw problems, and he lectures without notes! I just thought he was a GREAT professor. I recommend!
Professor Fernandez rules! He's definitely one of the better professors in the math department, and since I heard he might not be teaching at UCLA much longer, it would be a REAL treat if you could take him for any math course. Be prepared to take a lot of notes as Fernandez writes A LOT during class. His handwriting, however, can be sloppy at times, so it can be kind of difficult to make out what he is writing. Nevertheless, he's generally clear when he's delivering the material. One of the reasons why Math 132 wasn't terribly bad was because Fernandez used a different textbook for the class, and from what I have heard, this different textbook is better than the actual textbook for other 132 classes. While the book may not be clear at times at presenting concepts, their examples are generally understandable to the point where you can pretty much do the homework without even reading the introductory parts of each section. His midterm was a little trippy, but it really wasn't too bad as long as you study the homework assignments and the different formulas in the textbook. The final was pretty grueling, but not terribly hard. I would HIGHLY recommend going to his Office Hours because he can help you a lot on the homework. He taught two classes when I had him for 132, so his office got pretty crowded, but other than that it's not too bad. Plus, when I was the only student who showed up at the beginning of his Office Hours, he even bought me some tea and taught me how to make it! The TA was pretty cool too, although I kind of wish he covered more about the homework, but his office hours help too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!