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    Mar 21, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This course was a challenge! It will help build GOOD study habits and build character. There are also a good number of tests which help to provide a lot of opportunities to help your grade.

    Course highlights:

    You will learn problem solving skills and be able to connect the skills you learn in this course with other courses (Physics, Calculus 2, etc.).

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Practice and repetition are keys to doing well in this class.

    • Fall 2015
    • Marvin Jones
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected
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    Jan 12, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I have struggled with math all my life, and dreaded calculus coming into my sophomore year. This professor shocked and exceeded my expectations for the course, and by studying and completing the assignments in a timely manner, i was able to achieve an A for the course.

    Course highlights:

    A lot of the topics covered in this course have real world applications, so pay attention to those and it will help you understand the material much better.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Homework is key. Yes, it's often excessive and exhausting, but my choice to buckle down and do all of it on time was without a doubt the major key to my success in the course. Application, application, application!!

    • Winter 2016
    • Reed
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Nov 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend MAT 140 taught by Phillip Larson for people that want an education in college calculus because he covers the material thoroughly, performs various examples to answer questions regarding taught material, and challenges students to utilize their knowledge of trigonometry as well as algebra to solve problems.

    Course highlights:

    A few of the highlights of MAT 140 taught by Phillip Larson, in my opinion, were derivatives, applications of derivatives, Riemann's sums, definite and indefinite integrals, and applications of integrals. Derivatives, integrals, and Riemann's sums play important roles in most, if not all, engineering fields as well as other careers that require a knowledge of transcendental functions.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed, students must commit derivative and integration rules to memory, since some of the tests do not allow usage of a calculator or a sheet with derivative or integration rules during the tests. Also, in order to ensure comprehension of the course material, doing homework outside of what is assigned is necessary since practice applying derivative and integration rules would prove to be an effective memorization tool in preparation for tests in the course.

    • Fall 2016
    • Phillip Larson
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments


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