This class was tough.
George Domat is a new teacher, and it's obvious. He's not mean or anything, but his approach needs a lot of work. Honestly, I feel like one of his problems was giving us too much to do. Don't get me wrong, I understand and appreciate the necessity of homework, but, in his case, less is more. He rarely gave fewer than twenty multiple-part questions of homework on every assignment, and that, coupled with the long and complex math-lab assignments we also received as part of this class, and our homework from our other courses, made this class a chore to take, and a pain to pass.
Highlights of the course: My classmates, getting an easy question on the math-lab assignments, the lab TAs. (Yes, that was plural for TA, and no, an apostrophe would not be appropriate there) Honestly, I don't have too many positive things to say about this course. I can tell that Professor Domat will eventually be a good teacher, but right now he has a lot to learn about teaching engineering students and not math majors. There's a very palpable difference between the work style and other coursework between those majors, and it feels like he doesn't yet understand that. All of that said. The information that you learn in this class is still vitally important in engineering, especially integrals. Integration is one of the most important mathematical functions in engineering, so get ready to do a lot of it. Except this course focuses on a lot of series and sequences where I feel like we should have done more integration. Those of you who chose the computer engineering route will have to enjoy your series and sequences, since those are huge in that field, and the rest of us will wish you good luck from 20 feet away, because those suck to do if you don't have much programming experience.
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Advice for students:
Study buddies. Get a study group together and be prepared to work and work and work and work and work and work and work. And, above all, be patient with yourself. This stuff isn't easy.