Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Calculus is perhaps one of the most intimidating classes in high school or college. Just hearing the name brings shivers down the spine of many students. However, not only is Calculus, especially Calculus 3, essential for advancing in STEM, but Calculus improves the way a person observes the world. They realize that there are several different layers to a problem that all seem to fit together like a puzzle: obtaining the solution from one part of the problem give us what we need to solve another and so on until the finally the problem as a whole has be solved.
Course highlights:
Calculus 3, also known as vector calculus, is heavily related to physics: vector addition/multiplication, partial derivatives, integration of 2-D and 3-D figures (Green's Theorem/Stoke's Theorem). The main idea of Calculus is applying everything we already learned from Calc 1 and 2 into the 3rd dimension.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Pay attention in class and stay determined. Some of the ideas in the class are very abstract and require spatial manipulation: rotating objects around in your mind or imagining what a 3-D figure would look like if it were cut in half from a certain angle. If you have trouble with this way of thought, try looking up some animations online to get a better understanding of what the professor is trying to portray.