Pretty easy, overall.
This class is not relatively difficult if you purchase the book and study from it. Before the exam, Professor Ding gives you a study guide online stating which sections of the book will and will not be on the exam. She even states specific examples of the book that one should practice. Also, if you make friends with people that have past exams, definitely look at them. Professor Ding takes very similar questions from the problems she suggests in her study guide mixed with the ones in previous exams.
This is really like a physics I course. Personally, I did not learn much in Physics I, but I definitely did in this class because of the amazing book. By now, students should have taken up to Calc 2 or even Calc 3; therefore, this class demonstrates how to use calculus to solve problems in very simple ways rather than more tedious ways with algebra like was taught in Physics I.
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Advice for students:
Study from the book and get chegg! Personally, I and most students did not really have much time for the professor's homeworks, but Chegg really helped in getting the work done.