Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would absolutely recommend to take this course, with Dr. Dehkordi in particular. I believe Calculus, or the study of change, is important for all students to take regardless of the field of study a student is in.
Course highlights:
Calculus III is essentially Calculus in space as opposed to on a simple plane and uses multivariable functions as opposed to just plain old y=x. Dr. Dehkordi did a great job on making students expand their sense of spatial orientation helping us visualize the regions we would discuss so that we could get a better picture of what we were trying to find. As you'll learn if you take the course, most of the mechanics are identical to Calculus 1 and 2, without the pain that were Taylor Series, thankfully. That's why the most difficult part of Calculus III is to visualize these functions in space; past that much of the concepts, like optimization,which uses partial differentiation, or simply finding the volume of a shape are the same as they were in Calculus 1,i.e maximums and volumes of disk/washer, while using from time to time techniques of integration learned in Calculus 2. The class is not truly very difficult in it of itself but it can open your eyes and help you see the complex world around us which changes depending on not simply any one thing at a time but several variable and leading to many different partial effects everywhere you look.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Do the homework problems Dr. Dehkordi assigns for practice and review your notes before tests, as Dr. Dehkordi likes to use some of the very problems he covers in class again on tests. Dr. Dehkordi is a very generous grader and helps students get the best grade they can, all he is really after is students learning the material very well and being able to use in whatever field they go on to practice. Dr. Dehkordi went out of his way several times to show myself and other engineering students the applications of some of the concepts covered in class to engineering and did this for several other fields, all to help us understand just how important what we were learning truly is.