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    Sep 22, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mazur is a great teacher but can be somewhat intimidating at times. It really depends on your major if you should take this course or not. I am a math major so I need this course. But if you have options as to math courses you can take I would recommend a statistics course because it is more relevant to real life. Also, if you haven't taken Calculus 1 or haven't had it for a while I would not recommend this course.

    Course highlights:

    This course focuses on integration. Integration is the first four covered chapters and so far the chapters have taken about three weeks each so it will be a while until you get past integrals. The topics covered are applications of integration (which touches mainly Calculus 1 topics), Techniques of Integration (this includes integration by parts, partial fractions, and trigonometric integrals), further applications of integration (This puts integrals into real world context),Infinite sequences and series (this is too hard to explain in this limited space), differential equations (solving equations with manipulation of dy/dx concepts)

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    GO TO CLASS. The book is not much help and unless you want to rely on YouTube tutorials to teach you then you need to go to class. But going to class isn't going to cut it, you have to pay attention. Most of Mazur's exam questions come from examples explained in class so paying attention really pays off. Depending on how well you understand the concepts in class will determine how much you need to study. Generally not much studying is needed unless you don't pay attention.

    • Fall 2016
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    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected

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