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    Math-heavy

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    Nov 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this class because the professor is very engaging in lecturing, and the class is pre-requisite for many majors in Engineering, math, applied math, statistics, etc., and taking it would help you discover an interest in mathematical sciences. The test questions were reasonable, and quiz sections were pretty awesome too (my TA held reviews and helped us on homework problems). This course, like any prior math course, takes a lot of time for you to practice. The more time you practice the better you can do on exams.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights are that, the course uses prior knowledge in math 124 and math 125, and it incorporates geometry in 3 dimensions (that's my favorite thing). You get to learn how to describe curves in mathematical terms, and how to describe their tangent lines using calculus. I have also learned to describe curves in 3-D, such as a spiraling up helix. Overall, the class has opened up a lot of my interest in math, and I ended up taking many more math classes in my sophomore year.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    You will want to ask questions as soon as you feel confused. This course teaches you lots of material, and it might gets a bit overwhelming. You will want to ask questions right after class, go to office hours whenever you can, and be very proactive. I sat through two lectures on the same day just so that I understood the lectures. There is no easy way to learn math, but at the end of the day you might find the course very fun. If you are considering any of the Engineering majors or the math/physical sciences (generally the majority of B.S. degrees), this class is a must-take. If you are not sure if you want to take this class and pursue science-heavy majors, you can sit in and listen for the first week and see if you would like to continue with it. The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) at Mary Gates Hall Commons (open Sun.-Thurs. 7pm-12 am) is a great study place for the class because there are experienced math tutors who can help you for free. Math study center is also a go-to place because they open during the day and at night (you can check their schedule on math department website).

    • Spring 2013
    • JenniferTaggart
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Nov 10, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Very good teacher with lots of good information. Easy workload and is a very good teacher.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to take the derivative of implicit functions, differentiation by parts, and other good math things.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you go to every lecture and pay close attention. Don't get behind on homework.

    • Fall 2016
    • Scott Dunham
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Many Small Assignments Requires Lots of Research
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    Nov 25, 2015
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The lecturer always like to prove equations instead of explain it, which is very hard to understand.

    Course highlights:

    derivative, integral, dot product, cross product

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Take this unless you are smart

    • Spring 2009
    • Smith
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected

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