This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The course was more challenging than anticipated but the challenge was welcomed. It forced me to study with my peers and do more work outside of the classroom. Overall, a very tough class.
Course highlights:
The beginning of the class focused on integrals. Some of the toughest concepts were series and the different theorems that went with them. The end of the course focused on vectors which was a lot easier.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Study for the exams. They are worth 5/6 of your total grade in the class. It is worth the time to study. Finish all the practice exams the professor gives you. Finish all the homework. They are easy points.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend the teacher, but if the course isn't mandatory don't take it, the content is difficult and confusing, especially with no application. The teacher was very good, she explained things well and was very helpful when you had questions. The course tends to move fast and so any days missed due to being sick were difficult to make up. In general the work wasn't an impossible amount, it was just confusing since a lot of the math we learned wasn't related to each other.
Course highlights:
I learned that the key to solving problems is trying to think outside the box, remember problems you have already learned and stay logical about the process. One thing that became key to my success in the course was trying to get as much practice with different problems as I could since new problems often showed different ways to solve for them. I learned that trig substitutions don't have and "correct" answer because it is the manipulation of variables and they can be manipulated as many times and ways as you want. One of the highlights was learning the series, specifically the Taylor Series, since it was difficult, but I thought the pattern was interesting when expanded. I liked working with series because they were condensed patterns, and the real world is often composed of patterns, and I felt it was interesting how certain things in life could be represented as math.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
The most effective way to study for any quizzes and exams is to work several different types of problems, it seemed to be the only way to fully learn the different methods of solving.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Calculus 2 is a very difficult course and requires numerous hours of work outside of class a week. That being said, Calculus 2 teaches you amazing problem solving strategies and allows you to work your brain to the max! If you do not put in a lot of work for this class, you will definitely not succeed, but if you are 100% dedicated to achieving an A then you will excel.
Course highlights:
I really enjoyed how everything in Calculus 2 is related. It amazes me to see how everything flows together and how almost everything is relatable in some way. This course taught me incredible study and work habits, as well as time management skills. I also learned problem solving skills and that there are various ways to go about solving problems.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
If you are considering this course, make sure that you are knowledgeable in Calculus 1. It is also important that you are 100% committed to doing well in this course, which will require you to put in many hours of work outside of the class.