This class was tough.
This course can be a difficult one. It requires quite a bit of extra effort when it comes to studying and preparing for exams. The exams are much more difficult than anything you do on the homework and in class. Professor Al-Binni is a great professor though. He is very good at explaining the concepts and demonstrating them through visuals in class. He also throws in a joke or two every now and then to keep things fun. I think if you are willing to put in the work, you shouldn't have too much of a problem with this class. You just need to make sure you completely understand each concept inside and out because the exams force you to take what you learned in class, and expand on multiple concepts deeper than you were taught.
The best part of this course to me were the demonstrations of the concepts during the lectures. I am a visual learner so I found this to be one of the most helpful parts of the class as well. We also did a lot of in-class participation questions that would coincide with the topics we were discussing, which I found to be extremely helpful to refer back to when I was confused.
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Advice for students:
Make sure you focus on studying the concepts just as much as you do on the calculations. This course requires you to take what you've learned and stretch it. You'll have to take multiple concepts you've learned and apply them to one problem to get the answer. If you don't 100% understand a concept, then you better figure it out and get help because that will be your biggest asset. If you can understand the concepts, the calculations will come easier, so I recommend focusing on the concepts before you focus on the math that follows.