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    Felland, MORRISON, SaraMorrison, Yao, Sara Morrison, Christopher Martin, Guangming Yao
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    Math-heavy

    A Few Big Assignments

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Jan 12, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It is very interesting and relevant, but with this professor, specifically, the tests are very hard. She makes the tests unecessarily diffcult. Besides that, she is a great professor. She explains things very well and she is very friendly towards her students.

    Course highlights:

    I learn derivation and integration and their applications in real life. It is a very interesting course and helpful. It relates mathematics with the real world, which is very helpful for some students since it allows them to trully inderstand the different topics.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    My advide to anyone who is taking this course is to study hard. Do your homework and invest time on the course. Try to understand well the topics and read the book. Some of the Theorems are required for you to fully understand and apply them in real life scenarios.

    • Fall 2016
    • Sara Morrison
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    Jan 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course at Clarkson and, in specific, I'd recommend taking the Compass Section. It teaches you calculus by using physics knowledge. To be honest, it just made more sense to me.

    Course highlights:

    We started out with some trig review and then learned calculus like derivatives, integrals, and optimization. There's another class that goes with MA 131 that's a co-calculus class that helps you review and practice for a trig-based test.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Because I was behind on math skills, I studied the basics a lot. It's hard to do calculus when you can't do the algebra behind your problems. The new material was pretty easy to grasp as long as you did your homework and showed up for class.

    • Fall 2016
    • Guangming Yao
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Many Small Assignments A Few Big Assignments
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    Jan 03, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course. It is required of course, but is a good base for upper math levels.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the basics of calculus. Set me up well for calculus 2.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do all the homework and even more practice problems to prepare. If you are struggling on a topic, make sure you master it before the exam with a TA or personal study time. Sometimes it's better to sit back and take in the lesson rather than scramble to write all the notes down.

    • Fall 2016
    • Sara Morrison
    • Yes

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