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    Nov 09, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Calculus II is very different from Calculus I. Even though it is a continuation of the course, Calc II requires you to think more abstractly about ideas and principles. It truly teaches you how to think about solving problems in a much different manor than Calc I. However, I feel that it is much more interesting as well. As long as you do not lose sight of the "big picture", you should be fine in this course.

    Course highlights:

    My Calculus II course started by going more in depth as how to solve indefinite integrals. Once you can basically solve any arbitrary integral, you then move on to a very new and thought provoking subject: sequences and series. The basic idea here is tying to figure out the sum (series) of a given sequence (list). As you move on in the course, you become less concerned about the actual sum and become more concerned about if there is a sum (convergent or divergent). This as a topic that students tend to have trouble grasping in the beginning, but usually get a better understanding of as time goes on.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Students considering this course are strongly encouraged to ask themselves if they really have a solid grasp of the principles leaned in Calc I. Many of the topics learned in Calc I, will be built upon in Calc II. The best example I can give of this is the limit. The infinite limit will come up so much in this course that you will basically get tired of writing it. Therefore, if you had trouble grasping the concept of limits, this course may be very challenging for you.

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