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Always Do the Reading
Math-heavy
Go to Office Hours
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The way the professor taught it was theoretical, and the textbook for the class did not reinforce the way he wanted to teach. Because the textbook involved more calculations, as opposed to theory, there was a gap of understanding for most when it came to the midterms. The material is useful and necessary for STEM fields, so a recommendation is irrelevant if you are entering STEM.
Course highlights:
I learned skills necessary to integrate differential equations. I learned how wave equations in physics are derived mathematically. I learned how essential graduate student instructors or teaching assistants are to understanding the material. It was the first time I ever felt the need to go to office hours.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
I read the book on my own. Instead of relying on lectures, I relied on what the book taught me. It came in handy on the final. I read the theories in the book, and I followed through the examples. This helped with completing the homework, and that practice helped on the tests. Instead of simply reading, having a tactile method is useful. I find that copying the theories and the examples into notes are helpful in absorbing the information. However, it is also important to note that copying and memorizing what is said in the theories and examples is ineffective. Understanding how the theory applies to the example, and how they move from one step to the other is the key to understanding the concepts.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It is a hard course, but it is a prerequisite for many science/ engineering majors, so just study hard.
Course highlights:
The highlights were that the course could mostly be learned on your own through the text and practice exercises.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Do practice problems and readings before lectures.