This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This class helps give you a broad understanding of how functions are solved by calculators. You learn the theories and mechanisms famous mathematicians like Issac Newton and Archimedes used to process math problems.
Course highlights:
I enjoyed learning how a calculator solves equations.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Practice. Practice Practice. The sooner you can recall the different formulas and theorems, the better.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Being an Engineering major, Calculus is a required course and the basis for all things Engineering. TN Tech Calculus professor Mark Rogers is a great teacher of the material. Great sense of humor too! My advice is always do the homework even if not required. It is the best way to have a clear understanding of the material to prepare for exams.
Course highlights:
I learned the basics of calculus: integral, antiderivatives, differentiation (implicit), sigma notation, & continuity.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Take a lot of notes and do the homework as soon as possible after class. Don't get behind on the work.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This professor has a very straightforward teaching style - lecture and quiz, with some tests thrown in. Everything was taught clearly and easy to understand.
Course highlights:
I gained experience in how college works. The class material was easy since I had taken Calc 1 in high school, but I wasn't used to the "college style" way of teaching. This has helped with much of my college career so far.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
If you don't understand, DON'T LET IT DROP!! If you fall behind even a little, it will snowball on you. You may have heard this before, but if you don't pay attention, it can happen - even to a straight A high school student. (Personal experience here.)