This class was tough.
Course Overview:
i would recommend this class because it is teaches you the basics you'd require to understand most engineering classes. what you learn in this class is applied to stress analysis, system dynamics, kinematics of machinery. these are the classes i'm taking right now and i'm not stressing at all because i learned most, if not all, of the calculations in differential equations. i also highly recommend that you invest as much time as you can possibly invest in studying the material and the textbook and solving the problems given at the end of the chapter.
Course highlights:
To me, the highlights of this course were; once you determine the order of the equation given (first order or second order or ...) there are a handful of methods to derive the solution and how in depth the materials from calculus 2 were being taught. Laplace transformation was another highlight of this course; instead of using the formula sheet usually given, my took time to get the solution to the Laplace equations from scratch
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
I'd advice students to take this course right after taking calculus 2 because most of the materials learned in this class were based off of the materials learned in calculus 2. my school gave us the option of taking calculus 3 first before differential equations and i found myself going back to review root and ratio test and Taylor series and power series and host of other calculus 2 materials when we got to topics like Euler's equation
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
It provides a solid foundation for higher level math courses and is an attainable A when you do multiple math problems and applications. It is needed as a prerequisite for many courses and is a helpful subject to know.
Course highlights:
I learned a lot more about derivatives and how to apply differential equations in matlab. I also learned multiple ways to solve for ordinary differential equations and differential equations from different orders. The professor provided many examples and study materials to practice for exams.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do practice exams early and complete all of the homework. Write out all of the formulas and terms that you need to remember on index cards when preparing for exams. Regularly go to professor's office hours and frequently form study groups with other students.