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MATH 001a Calculus

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    Hagopian,G, Culhan,D, MCJILTO,M, Flora, M, Kalpakoff
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    Jun 12, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was very informative, and allowed me to gain knowledge about mathematics. If you are planning on pursuing a degree in the math field, this class is very important and is the basis for future knowledge so it is important to get a good grasp on this course matter. I love math, and I loved learning new subjects that allowed me to grow as a student, and I gained a new perspective than in other courses. She challenged her students to pay attention, and learn the material because it is important moving forward.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was derivatives, and all of the different ways to determine the derivative of a function. Derivatives can tell us so many things about a function, like the slope of the function at a given point. The derivative of a function can also tell us the velocity of a particle, and then the second derivative can tell you the acceleration which can provide you with a lot more information. Derivatives can also be used in applications that can help in determining the maximum or minimum answer.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise students to attend class, it is important because she teaches new topics very often. She also encourages students to ask questions about homework, misunderstandings, or anything they are having trouble with. It helps to go to her office hours, where she is very helpful in helping students figure out their confusion. Also, I had a graphing calculator, which was not required, but it did help me understand the shapes of graphs when we covered graphing. It helps me get an idea of the shape, and confirms what I would draw when using the several factors that help determine the shape of the graph.

    • Spring 2017
    • Kalpakoff
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject
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    Jan 14, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If you don't have Graff available, then take Flora. She doesn't explain the material well, but she is a leniant grader, which is all you can ask for when taking a Calculus course.

    Course highlights:

    With most advanced math courses, want you get from the class will depend on how much effort you put in. I studied A LOT, so I feel like I learned the fundamentals.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Study A LOT. Focus on the word problems.

    • Fall 2016
    • Flora, M
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Participation Counts
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    Oct 28, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this class not because of how easy it is, but because of how much of an understanding you can achieve. It is an extremely difficult class, and the instructor does not demonstrate the applications of mathematics as clearly as wanted., but the level of understanding capable of receiving is worth it.

    Course highlights:

    We were introduced to the limit of a function. This led to the knowledge of derivatives. Also known as the slope of a function at any input variable. Afterwards, we learned different techniques of differentiation, and followed by the applications. This course ended with the beginning of the next course to be taken, calculus 1b. you are very briefly introduced to the concept of integration, the inverse of differentiation.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to keep up on homework. Do not fall behind! Also, I highly suggest you complete your homework in a tutoring center, or math lab where you can receive help, as you will need it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Hagopian,G
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Competitive Classmates Meetings Outside of Class

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