alright, so just to satiate you i've gone and looked at the math 55 a and b syllabi and finals.
the questions are all for children. they're the most basic elementary results in linear algebra, group theory, BABY FUCKING RUDIN, and a FUCKING COMPLEX VARIABLES BOOK. not even ALFOHRS.
this shit is fucking pathetic, i can't imagine how anyone has even the slightest bit of trouble with it.
again, the books are unironically axler, artin, baby rudin, and a complex variables book for engineers. a whole fucking year, in just ONE math class, for that.
if you cannot handle reading and comprehending the most basic, elementary, OBVIOUS facts about vector spaces and continuous functions after studying them for 8 months, you really, really, REALLY should just stop bothering and go entertain yourself somewhere else.
I'm just appalled. I'd never taken the time to look and see what the class was like, but I just assumed the problem sets in 55a would involve at least a little homological algebra and galois theory, but no the most advanced thing is fucking character tables (first week of a rep theory course). and in 55b i expected AT VERY LEAST the lebesgue measure, but NO. ITS FUCKING RIEMANN INTEGRATION AND RESIDUE THEOREM INTEGRALS!
HOLY FUCK. I'M VOMITING IN MY MOUTH.