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MATH 260 ODE

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    • Profile picture
    Oct 04, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this class with professor Dijone as the chapters slowly dive into the learning of mathematical reasoning and requires knowledge of the classes taken yet to be put into implementation.

    Course highlights:

    I had done some of these problems solving before in high school but in this class it was a good way of looking at problems with another teacher's perspective, which to be honest, i prefer more than my high school method. Also, this is the start of fun maths and I enjoyed it alot. Probably the best class of this semester.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be consistent with your notes, homework and conceptual understanding. Focus on in class lessons more. The question's logic in exam will usually be similar to the once you have already done. This class in a sense tests your retaining power of the content.

    • Fall 2016
    • Bonni Dijone
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Oct 04, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this class with professor Dijone as the chapters slowly dive into the learning of mathematical reasoning and requires knowledge of the classes taken yet to be put into implementation.

    Course highlights:

    I had done some of these problems solving before in high school but in this class it was a good way of looking at problems with another teacher's perspective, which to be honest, i prefer more than my high school method. Also, this is the start of fun maths and I enjoyed it alot. Probably the best class of this semester.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be consistent with your notes, homework and conceptual understanding. Focus on in class lessons more. The question's logic in exam will usually be similar to the once you have already done. This class in a sense tests your retaining power of the content.

    • Fall 2016
    • Bonni Dijone
    • Yes
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    Jul 21, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would certainly recommend this course. Dr. Cangelosi is an extremely intelligent and friendly professor who genuinely wants to see his students succeed. He is incredibly helpful during office hours which I recommend taking full advantage of. The course is hard, but rewarding. No homework is turned in, but recommended problems are given and are required if one is to do well. As such, good study habits are a must and I would recommend studying/doing the homework in groups.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a much more thorough understanding of mathematics. Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) allowed me to solve a variety of new problems. However, I also found it to be interesting in the sense that ODE's can and are applied to many real-world models; just about everything in the physical world is modeled by an ODE. This was fascinating to me, giving me a better understanding of physics and the inner workings of the world. Dr. Cangelosi even described virus and cell production using ODE's: the applications are truly endless. Furthermore, a subject that is covered is Laplace transforms. For me, this was the most interesting and challenging part of the course. However, they have several applications in the engineering world. Overall, I enjoyed this course and plan to continue on to Partial Differential Equations.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to study daily. I would recommend at least an hour every night, or about double of the time spent in class. So for every hour of class you should spend at least two hours over the course of the week. Do each problem recommended by Dr. Cangelosi: they appear on quizzes and tests. Furthermore they are vital to one's understanding of the course and I can't imagine it would be easy to pass without doing them. Also, don't be afraid to ask Cangelosi for help as he is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. Overall, have good study habits and ask for help and you will do fine.

    • Spring 2016
    • Richard Cangelosi
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading

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