Average Rating (from 5 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 80%
Hard 20%
Top Course Tags
Math-heavy
Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
If you have prior knowledge with the subject it is a great way to strengthen your knowledge of the fundamentals of calculus. However, it can be very difficult to follow along with the professor in class. Her notes can be very difficult to read, so I would recommend if you do not understand something either go to the math help room or find friends to work the homework with.
Course highlights:
Since I took Calculus previously in high school, I did not learn anything knew from the course. I took to strengthen my fundamentals in Calculus before transitioning to a more difficult level. The course did provide a thorough overview of what I had already learned and I feel more prepared and confident entering Calculus II
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
When studying for exams always look at the past exam archive and work out those problems. If you run into problems study groups worked best for me to figure out concepts I did not understand. Sometimes a peer's perspective of a concept can better help you grasp it. Never be scared to ask questions if you are confused, chances are everyone else has the same questions you do
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Bauman has hard to read handwriting, but if you pay attention in lecture she works out every detail of a problem making it easy to follow. In my experience, recitation is not as helpful because my TA sped through the homwork problems we had questions on and it was hard to follow. You take one quiz per reciatiation (2 a week) and have 3 exams plus a final. You dont technically need the book but you do need webassign in order to do the homework and see your test grades
Course highlights:
Great understanding of calculus, a good introduction to derivatives, related rates, and limits
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Go to the math helproom! I coudl teach mysef this course by reading the book, attempting the homework, then going to the math help room with questions
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This class was really well taught by Joseph Chen, he was one of the best professors I ever had and also the course is really well structured. It is a required course for engineers at Purdue so if you have a chance take the course with Professor Chen.
Course highlights:
Before coming to Purdue I did not know what Calculus was, so this was my first Calculus class. I learned a lot from this class but two things that standed out were derivatives and integrals are essential for engineers.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Go to class, take notes and do the homework. With these 3 easy steps you will not only do well on quizzes but also on the exams. Also, take some time to do practice problems, it will help a lot to better understand the concepts.