Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This course challenges our foundation of Calculus to stretch ideas into three dimensions. This course is definitely necessary for anyone wishing to pursue a degree in mathematics, engineering, or more.
Course highlights:
The highlight of this course was probably graphing vector valued functions in three dimensions. It is often hard to visualize you are calculating when it is difficult to draw accurately, but using computer algebra systems helped give meaning to some of the computations.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure that you review course material weekly, because new concepts are introduced each class and they build on top of each other, so you must be comfortable with a topic going forward. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help because your professor will be happy to answer questions.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Even though Calc 3 sounds rather tough, Professor Hindeleh used various methods to explain the topics in the course. He drew pictures, used analogies, and even performed computer simulations to help our understanding. The professor also wouldn't move on to the next chapter until all of his students knew the concepts. He truly cared about their learning.
Course highlights:
Most of the course was spent finding the surface area of 3D shapes. Also, Calc 3 brought together a lot of the topics covered from the previous Calc classes such as using derivatives and integrals and also riemann sums.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Even though the class may seem easy given the multiple examples of the course topics, it is still a good idea to study. More advice would be to memorize the steps on how to differentiate and integrate formulas.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The professor understands how to teach to students in a way that they will understand the material better than any other professor.
Course highlights:
Semester long group project that involves one equation of the group's choice that challenges the group's understanding of the topics covered in a relevant scenario.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do all of the required WebWork assignments before the exam or quiz to fully understand the material. Also read all of the writing guidelines before taking any exam or quiz.