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Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 71%
Hard 29%
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Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
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This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The course is very difficult. Delving into some of the hardest calculus topic, one should not take this course unless the information taught will be used greatly throughout their entire career. Still, it is a nice course to take if you would like to finally complete years of mathematics study and have it all come together for one final course.
Course highlights:
The highlights occur when everything comes together in the last few weeks of course. It is then that you apply all knowledge you have learned throughout your entire math career to problems involving line integrals and surface integrals.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Study hard throughout the semester. If you don't understand something early on, go to the professor as soon as you can since everything builds on itself. If you don't understand one topic, you will not be able to understand later topics.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I highly recommend this course for anyone who will take physics or higher level math courses. I completed this course at one of Penn State's branch campuses, so the class was smaller and more intimate. The professor is one of the best I have had in my college experience; Dr. N is a very nice guy and a competent and patient instructor. Conceptually, the course material is a bit difficult, but since I paid attention in class and completed my homework, I understood the material and passed with a high grade. The course requires some work, but it is rewarding and fundamental for physics and higher math.
Course highlights:
My class size for Math 230 was very small, so one of my highlights of the course was the intimate atmosphere. The instructor was able to help each student individually, and I benefitted from the personal instruction and the ability to collaborate with each of my peers. Much of the course deals with vectors in 3-dimensional space, which has obvious real-world applications. Occasionally the math becomes tedious, so I personally learned to complete every problem meticulously.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course, I recommend completing all the homework assignments. This ensures a better understanding of the material covered in class. As with any other college course, I advise studying for quizzes and tests to review what has been covered in the class. Lastly, I recommend asking questions; sometimes the math gets very confusing and requires some clarification.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because the professor is amazing and he really makes the real world applications noticeable.
Course highlights:
Learning the 3 dimensional coordinate systems that dictate hoe we can mathematically view the world we live in.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Learn the concepts and you will do a lot better than if you try to memorize a process from the notes.