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    Hutchings, neu, Hare, bergman, Chorin, GUPTA, HUTCH, TELEMAN, Staff, SETHIAN, Weinstein, Rezakhanlou, BI, CALCULUS, FRENKEL, Kedlaya, Evans, wagoner, STEEL, RIBET, Evans,L, Frenkle, Auroux, Zworski, Cañez, Stankova, frankel, Fitz, Fitzpatrick, AUROX, Quilodran, AUROUX,D, BECHOR,EJ, BEJRABURNIN,N, FITZPATRICK,DS, DenisAuroux, IanAgol, ZWORSKI,MR, Steel,J, ALLEN, Yuan, Hutchings,M, Givental, EmiliaonoGomez, GOMEZ,E, Holtz, James Sethian
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    • Profile picture
    Nov 02, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Prof. Auroux is obviously very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and he knows how to relate that, as long as you have a good foundation in single variable calculus. While this class does require some degree of good spatial reasoning, it is made very understandable by the professor.

    Course highlights:

    This course covers vectors and vector operations in 2D and 3D, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and line and surface integrals (vector calculus).

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attend Prof. Auroux's lectures. Most of the GSIs don't have his experience teaching the course, but Auroux has been teaching it since back when he taught at MIT. He has an amazing amount of experience teaching this course, and you will benefit GREATLY from attending his lectures.

    • Fall 2017
    • DenisAuroux
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments
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    Sep 17, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Although the class is very computational and a lot of tedious homework, what you learn is fascinating. If you were a fan of single variable calculus in high school or in general. This class will enhance your understanding of calculus in general and is a necessary class for engineers and scientific research.

    Course highlights:

    This class is a must for prospective engineers and scientists. You will learn the multivariable versions of derivatives and integrals and vector calculus. The whole class will conclude with four different versions of the fundamental theorem of calculus which are amazing in its' own right.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay on top of the homework and do not be afraid to ask questions in class. The class material is very hard to understand at a first go, but will become more intuitive the more practice problems you do.

    • Spring 2015
    • James Sethian
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Competitive Classmates
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    Aug 03, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Stankova is incredibly well organized and the course is well taught. It is not difficult if you put the work in!

    Course highlights:

    Multivariable calculus. I loved learning about Stokes' Theorem.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to every discussion section, study for the weekly quizzes, go to office hours and ask Stankova or your GSI questions! Most importantly, do the homework.

    • Spring 2016
    • Stankova
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Final Paper

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