This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this for confident students preparing for higher math courses. Professor Nguyen will give you a better foundation for differential equations and beyond than any other professor at Moorpark.
Course highlights:
By the end of the course, I was able to integrate fairly difficult integrals and was much better prepared for D.E. than many of my peers.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Practice makes perfect. There really is no substitute.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course as it serves as the basic mathematical foundations for the majority of careers in the workforce, even for those involved in the arts (animators and graphic designers need calculus to artificially generate certain images). For those involved in the sciences or certain math-based careers, this courses is a necessity as in virtually all science and math-based careers, calculus will not only be used, it will be integrated (no pun intended) with multiple other mathematical disciplines like statistics, linear algebra, physics, and several others.
Course highlights:
For the course itself, we learned how to utilize certain integration techniques for trigonometric functions, how to evaluate finite and infinite sums, and how to read and interpret polar graphs. The hardest section of the course was definitely the infinite sum portion as it required a large amount memorization and application. The main thing that I learned from this course in particular is that when it comes to math, it helps to do extra problems from the textbook in addition to the ones assigned. I also learned that when it comes to calculus and mathematics in general, it would be wise to thoroughly learn the concepts behind the math rather than simply memorize certain formulas.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
To succeed in this class, all you need to do is complete the homework, learn the concepts, and reread the chapter once before the exam. Make sure to complete all problems of the homework and learn the process in deriving the correct answer, the professor usually takes problems from the homework and puts them on the exams. If you do not understand a certain concept, ask the professor for help or ask the internet (although asking the professor is preferred). Rereading the chapter a day before the exam will help with remembering certain concepts and/or mastering certain concepts that aren't fully grasped. If make an effort to do all this then this course will be a breeze.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Great professor, clearly explained all concepts and would work through as many examples as neeed to get to the place where everyone was comfortable.
Course highlights:
Hey, this is Calculus. You have to come to every class. You have to work hard. My best tip is to sign up for math tutoring right away, once a week, and just have them go over your homework with you every time.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Work hard. Get a good tutor BEFORE you need it.