This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course, even though the exams are somewhat difficult. Kenji Matsuki provides many helpful analogies and example problems that help his students understand the material much easier.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course is the ease of which Kenji can explain complicated material. We learned several different types of integration that could potentially confuse a person, but he taught it well and prevented that.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to work hard for your grade.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course is extremely difficult if you do not know the material well. I would not recommend that anyone take MA 16600 as their first math course at Purdue unless they did very well in AP Calc BC or IB Math HL 2 in high school. If this is not you, consider skipping to Calc 3 or starting in Calc 1
Course highlights:
This course was a great opportunity to expand upon my existing calculus knowledge, as it goes much more in depth than high school calc 2 did. That being said, if you do not have a strong foundation this class will be more difficult.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
Do all the homework yourself, without the help of wolfram alpha or a graphing calculator. These resources can be tempting, especially when you just cannot seem to get the right answer, but you will not have them on the exams, so relying on them to complete your homework will only make your life harder in the future.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The professor has a very strong and heavy accent, and he skips A LOT of steps. It can be very difficult to follow him.
Course highlights:
I learned to link up with peers who know the material better than I do. I also learned to maneuver in different ways to find some way in which I CAN actually learn the material (i.e. khan academy, math help center, and reading the math textbook).
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Take 162; not 166. If you do take 166, read the textbook of the lesson or watch khan academy BEFORE going to lecture.