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MATH 140B CALC & BIOL I

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    Nov 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course because Eric Simring is a great professor! Even if you aren't a math person, he makes the material fun and entertaining (and that's hard to do for a math class). He keeps your mind engaged while also teaching you the fundamentals of Calc I

    Course highlights:

    I obviously learned the basics of calculus: derivatives, integration, integration by parts, matrices, etc. Simring wanted people to succeed and he wouldn't stop until everyone knew what was going on in class. My favorite part of his class was when he would go off on a tangent about some crazy thing he did (but we did learn a lot regardless!).

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely do the homework. If you do the homework you will not need to study for the exam because you will already know how to solve all the problems. I would also recommend doing the practice exams, they are nearly identical to the real exams.

    • Fall 2014
    • SIMRING ERIC
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    Mar 23, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course for any biology related majors who need calculus to graduate. It gives you more of a focused look into calculus and biology. I know that calculus is not a favorite for most people, me included, but this course gave it application which made it more interesting

    Course highlights:

    As a biology student, calculus is not one of my favorite subjects, however, this class made calculus bearable. You learn more applied calculus than you would in a regular calculus class. For example, real life examples are used such as cell growth, and effects on population. Overall, you learn all of the principles of calc 1 with a twist of biology

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    This class requires a lot of studying and work on your own time. I would advise students to be prepared to work hard in order to get the results that you are looking for. I would also recommend going to office hours and guided study groups, these really helped me to enforce the information.

    • Winter 2016
    • Andrew Baxter
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    Mar 14, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    By far the best professor I have had in college so far. Not only does he care about your grades, but be cares about you as a person. He is willing to talk to you about anything. Also, academically he is outstanding and fair.

    Course highlights:

    I previous took the AP exam for Calc and had the score to move past it. I decided against it and I thought it was a great decision. He perfectly sets you up for the next calculus class, and it's also a nice refresher from any high school courses.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Start his homework early because when he assigns homework its usually about 4-8 hours of work. Try working with someone else for more brain power. Also, the most important thing, do NOT worry about his quizzes.

    • Fall 2016
    • SIMRING
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours

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