Professor Ian Manly Reviews
Prof: Ian Manly / Fall 2021
Jan 7, 2022
The course is not too difficult as long as you don't get behind. The first and second parts of the course are very different. The third part will be straightforward if you followed the first two.
The homework is good practice and designed fairly well. Study the old exams and homework to do well.
Dr. Manly is wonderful. Clear, respectful, and caring. He was instrumental to my learning.
Don't slack on the homework it will mess you up.
Dec 20, 2021
I was told this was one of the more difficult math courses at UF. After taking it, I believe that a lot of the challenge depends on your experience. If you've taken calc BC or an equivalent you should do fine, but I also wouldn't expect to know everything. Content aside, I felt the math was more complex in this course.
Manly is a very encouraging professor who truly puts his students first. Even though his lectures were on Zoom when I had him, I still found his lectures engaging and easier to follow than other courses I've taken.
If you're ever struggling try supplementing Manly's lectures with Khan academy. I found this extremely helpful for MAC2313, and so I think it would help for this course as well.
Sep 6, 2021
Overall pretty easy for me since I had taken AP Calc BC, but there was still new stuff that was a bit difficult. Probably difficult without experience.
Amazing, takes his time explaining and doesn't skip steps. Definitely try to get him.
Do the homework as soon as you do the corresponding lesson, it's easy to fall behind.
Aug 30, 2021
Covers integration, series (for use with Taylor series), parametric/polar equations. The most frustrating part about the course was that practice problems done in class were nowhere near the level of difficulty of homework/exam questions.
I took Manly. He was nice, but there's really no interaction with him. He teaches fairly well. If you have questions, you'll probably ask your TA in the weekly discussion class. It really depends on how well your TA can explain.
Make sure you know how to do the homework questions. Exam questions are more similar to homework questions than the practice problems done in class.