Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dempster is an excellent teacher!
Course highlights:
We had online blackboard sessions during days when class did not meet for extra studying. I learned the definition of the derivative and I completely understand how to derived trig functions.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Just go to class and don't be afraid to go to office hours! She is a great person to talk to and she knows how to work out lots of problems. Chances are she will have more examples for you to work through during office hours.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would not recommend this class to people who have not taken calculus in high school. The teacher teaches directly from the book and is ambiguous at times with how she arrived at the calculations.
Course highlights:
I have gained the basic knowledge of calculus, but not as thorough as I would have liked. Derivatives, limits, integrals, optimization, and other similar topics were covered.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
I would study the more difficult examples during class, she tends to chose those for the exams.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Mrs. Dempster was the greatest calculus teacher I have ever had. Her coursework ranges from extremely easy to extremely difficult, but she makes it her obligation to help every single one of her students as much as she possibly can. I passed the course with a B.
Course highlights:
From the course I ceased to have difficulty with determining limits. a fundamental concept in calculus. From there we worked through derivatives, related rates, optimization, linearization, Newton's Method, differentials and antiderivatives, integration, and finished the course with calculating the area of solids revolved around an axis. Before the course, I was not able to work through any of those concepts and now I can.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
First things first, do not skip class. Never skip class, especially if you aren't already great at math. Secondly, don't expect easy tests. The tests are decently difficult, especially the first test.