Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
If you can get professor Ouyang then I would strongly recommend taking this course. He is a great teacher and is very helpful outside of class. He genuinely cares about his students and wants to make sure they understand the material. Dr. Ouyang teaches how to look at the material in a geometric way as well as the arithmetic way which is very beneficial for different types of learners. He gives many real life examples to help show how the techniques can be applied in life.
Course highlights:
I learned how things worked on a 3 dimensional bases. All of Calculus 1 and 2 are 2-D which can be useful but not as useful as 3-D math which is used in the real world. Calculus 3 is not too challenging if you enjoy learning math. Dr. Ouyang kept class entertaining and would involve his students. He also brought in examples so that it was easier to visualize the concepts that were being taught. He gives study guides that are very close to the test so it makes exam preparation easier.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study and learn from the homework and quizzes. The quizzes can be hard but don't be let down if you don't make a good grades on a quiz because it is not weighted heavily. Make sure to review the study guide, quizzes, and homework as you go. His exams are usually about six questions the first being 5 true and false and then 5 free response. I would recommend doing the free response first because they are worth more then the true and false since you have a 50/50 chance and it is not worth much if you miss one or have to guess.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I've never been good at calculus. It takes me more than adequate amounts of time to understand a concept and once I do, we've moved past it. I like to think I put enough time into my work, but it's really hard to put work into a class that appears as if it's in another language. This is the first class though, that made me feel as if I could succeed in. My professor was difficult but thorough, and had high expectations that made me feel as if I was capable of success if I could work hard enough.
Course highlights:
I learned that even when I think I know everything and have put all of my effort and energy into something, there's still a lot of work to be done. I learned that things aren't always in black and white, and math can contain more letters than numbers and still have a concrete answer. The highlights were the parts of the class where I was able to see the big picture, and understand that there's more to math than simple calculations. I learned that the world of math affects every aspect of our lives, and we just needed to learn how.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
My advice to them is to exhaust every opportunity for success that is presented to you before giving up. Understand that just doing the homework is never enough. Even adding in the suggested problems or practice exams isn't even enough to get you to succeed. Professors have office hours and tutoring workshops for a reason. They want you to understand and succeed, but you need to try your best to show them that you can.