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    Nov 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Cox is absolutely the best professor you can get, so if you get the chance, get him! Overall, tough couse, but calculus is necessary for engineers.

    Course highlights:

    We learned all of the basics of calculus, integrals, derivatives, some trig review, etc.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to study lots, unless you are a math genius. The tests end up being harder than you expected.

    • Fall 2016
    • MurrayCox
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours
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    Aug 08, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class in the Summer only if you have taken Calculus before and are having to retake it. It moves very quickly over material that is pretty difficult. Although, the Professor and TA had multiple office hours you could go to if you ever needed the help.

    Course highlights:

    I had already taken this class but we covered integrals, derivatives, anti-derivatives, optimization, differentials, Riemann Sum, limits, and sketching graphs based on the equation.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    I recommend going to office hours if you don't feel like you're really understanding the material. They are always more than willing to help. I also suggest taking past exams to study for your own. They are really good about keeping the tests pretty similar so you know what to expect on the test. Also, take as much time as you need to understand what the course is teaching. It will really help you if you look at more than one kind of problems too so that you can at least know where to begin to attack the problem.

    • Summer 2016
    • Daniel Lindsey
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    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Jun 24, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it really pushes your understandings about graphs and interactions between functions. It also teaches you many things you can use on a daily basis.

    Course highlights:

    This course really teaches you a lot about graphs; how to find max/min values, inflection points, when the graph is increasing or decreasing, how to find tangent lines, how to approximate values using tangent lines and when a function is concave up or down. Related rates, optimization, derivatives, and many other topics are covered.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    I highly suggest studying with friends. This is not an easy course because it does test your knowledge on the topics at hand and makes you look at math in a different way. If you can ask for help when you need it, as well as give help when others need it, you can be very successful in this course. I also suggest talking to the professor or another professor if you ever have any questions that haven't been answered. When preparing for tests, I would take the old exams they have given out to study. Also do the study guide if the professor gives one out

    • Spring 2016
    • sandyWilliams
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours

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