This class was tough.
The content is great if you find math interesting, and has a lot of practical applications that we touch on throughout the course; however, the professor poorly teaches the class and often goes off on tangents unrelated to the lesson. The midterms are relatively straightforward but always had low average scores with an overall grading curve that is lower than is fair.
Being able to use math in practical, real-life examples is a luxury when one is used to problems that have boring or no applications in our lives; if you're in physics, you'll enjoy the chapter that focused in-depth on force, motion, etc. I enjoyed the manipulation and usage of matrices to solve problems, but there was a lot of memorization and educated guessing when it came to solving differential equations.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to look at past midterms in-depth; he repeats questions frequently from both previous years and previous midterms, although always with different numbers, etc, but overall the same basis. Study for multiple choice problems especially by memorizing basic facts on the topics and using common sense; look through the true-false practice that they provide you. You'll have to rely extensively on the textbook, outside sources, and your TAs to learn the information rather than from the professor.