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MATH 245 Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I

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    Alexander, PROSKUROWSKI, Redekopp, Malikov, staff, Baxendale, MALIKOV,F, Prof.Emerson, F.Malikov, ChunmingWang, FedorMalikov, GaryRosen, MANCERA, Guangbin, PaulSobaje, TakahiroSakai, LeonidPiterbarg, Guillaume Dreyer, Soibelman, SatwindarSadhal
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    May 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was challenging enough to be interesting, but not overwhelming. It gets easier as the semester progresses so don't be intimidated by the first midterm's material. Guillaume is a very enthusiastic professor who made me excited to go to class and learn. He is available to help students and made me more appreciative about the subject.

    Course highlights:

    Through this course I learned how to solve a variety of differential equation problems in many ways. In doing so I greatly improved my Calc II skills, a course I hadn't taken for two years. At the end we explored the course's application to physics problems which was very interesting as a lot of math classes can seem confined to rote problem solving.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The course gets easier as it progresses so don't give up after the first midterm. For the first midterm, be sure to practice with time constraints as it will be difficult to finish. Attend Guillaume's review sessions before midterms and the final. They are very similar to the actual exams and will show you what you need to study. Then find similar problems in the book to practice.

    • Spring 2017
    • Guillaume Dreyer
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it as it involves heavy use of Mathematics, involving various new concepts.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights for me were learning about new and exciting material, for instance, the Laplace Transform. I was not even aware that calculations could be done in the Laplace plane, eventually becoming much easier to solve.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Just keep doing the homework, which are crucial as the Midterms as well as the Final are based on the homework problems.

    • Fall 2016
    • SatwindarSadhal
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Competitive Classmates
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    Jul 18, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course was required for my major, which is electrical engineering. It is an important class that aids in understanding of physics concepts, such as spring machines.

    Course highlights:

    This is one of the relatively easier math courses required for engineering majors. One highlight of the course was working with my helpful TA. Because of her guidance I was able to learn the course topics, such as spring physics, Eigenvalues, and Eigenvectors.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    My piece of advice would be that even if the class is boring, don't tune out the professor or listen to music! Take comprehensive notes, and convince yourself to listen in class by focusing on the subject matter and asking questions.

    • Summer 2016
    • Soibelman
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours

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