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Avoid this professor. I have nothing good to say about her.
Huang is one of the worst lecturers I’ve had in my 3 years at UCLA. She often discusses topics without motivating them, making it tremendously difficult to follow along.
She is also one of the least helpful people I have met in general. She is short spoken and, according to one of my friends who has taken another class with her, will intentionally withhold information from you if she does not like you. I also once asked her a question during an exam, and she took the extra time and effort to utter a belittling and rude remark about my capabilities.
The midterm was very similar to the homework assignments and relatively manageable. On the other hand, I felt like doing well on the final relied too much on keeping up with tedious algebra and remembering easily forgettable facts from pre-requisites.
I would really recommend taking this class with another professor if you get the opportunity.
Overall, a pretty good experience. My favorite logistical thing about this class is that homework, midterm and final was graded SUPER fast (about a 24-72 hour return time). The material itself was pretty interesting (if you like numerical methods) but nothing special. We covered ODEs and some linear algebra. This is definitely one of those courses where you just do the homework (instead of really watching lectures) and learn as you go in my opinion. I never talked to the TA before but he seems like a swell dude (graded homework really fast). Same for the prof. If you worked with MATLAB before, this course will be even easier because there was at least one programming assignment on every homework. However, it isn't necessary, i rewrote most of the programs on Python and used those results and it was fine. The grading of this class is really lenient, 49% homework, 1% for teaching eval, 20% midterm and 30% final. Again, for me the homework was essentially a free 100% and the exams were pretty similar to the homework. The final was a bit harder than the midterm because there were True False questions that were hard to find in lecture notes but still doable. The average on the midterm was a 94% and we didn't get to see what mistakes we made on the final, though I got a 90%. Overall, a fairly easy course but definitely a bit harder than 151A