Lecturer: 
Prof. Ramnath 
Pre/
co
requisites: 
16.060 
Hours From Bulletin: 
309 
Response Rate: 
11/13 (85%) 
Actual Hours: 
3.50.06.1 
Course Ratings

Instructor Ratings

Course Difficulty: 
5.6 / 7.0 
Overall Course Rating: 
5.6 / 7.0 

Prof. Ramnath 
(L) 
5.7 / 7.0 

While all of the students in 16.333 gave the class high overall
ratings, most found the class to be much different than they had
expected. According to many of the students the course contained a lot
of mathematical manipulation. All students agreed that a strong math
background was very important. Several were disappointed that the
class focused so strongly on the mathematical techniques and would have
preferred to see more examples and engineering applications.
Students remarked that Professor Ramnath's course was excellent, but
also suggested that it could use a little more organization. The
class had no syllabus or required textbook, and a few students felt
that a syllabus or course text would improve the flow of the
class. Other students found the recommended readings very helpful.
A stronger math background would have helped me enormously.
In terms of how much I have to think, I was trained a lot.
Subject 
was graded fairly: 
5.0 / 7.0 
was organized and displayed continuity: 
4.6 / 7.0 
was welladministered: 
4.8 / 7.0 
had accessible lab facilities: 
N/A 
Instructor 
Prof. Ramnath 
Gives wellprepared, relevant presentations: 
5.3 / 7.0 
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 
5.7 / 7.0 
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 
5.2 / 7.0 
Enunciates clearly: 
6.3 / 7.0 
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 
5.6 / 7.0 
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 
5.9 / 7.0 
Is friendly and supportive: 
5.8 / 7.0 
Is available outside of class: 
4.6 / 7.0 

Relevancy 
Length 
Number 
Difficulty 
Exams 
5.1 / 7.0 
4.6 / 7.0 
3.7 / 7.0 
4.9 / 7.0 
Exam reviews 
5.0 / 7.0 
4.2 / 7.0 
4.0 / 7.0 
4.6 / 7.0 
Problem sets 
4.9 / 7.0 
4.4 / 7.0 
3.7 / 7.0 
4.8 / 7.0 
Papers / Projects 
N/A 
N/A 
N/A 
N/A 
Required texts / handouts
Relevancy 
N/A 
Length 
N/A 
Interesting? 
N/A 
Difficulty 
N/A 