This class was tough.
Dimitry is not very good at actually giving examples and representing how to use formulas and theorems. He is more concerned with proving why they are what they are, which leaves you on your own to figure out how to use them in problems. This class is already extremely difficult so having to teach yourself only makes it worse. However, he is very passionate about the math and fun to talk to so that is a bonus.
The highlight of this course is that pretty much everyone has to take it unless they got credit in high school, so you aren't the only one stuck in this boat. I learned a lot more about calculus with analytic geometry but it was really hard to learn in this class regardless.
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Advice for students:
Utilize any math study centers, TA and professor office hours, study groups with other students in your same class and possibly even extra tutoring. That's the only way you will pass this class.