This class was tough.
Course Overview:
While the material is challenging, the professor is very passionate about helping students succeed.
Course highlights:
This course is an important step in mathematics because of how many proofs it substantiates. I always considered many aspects of math to be simply given, but this class expands upon some of the earliest concepts taught in school and gives the reason for their being the way they are.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Read the lecture notes and do practice problems. The professor is very fair with exams and uses information taught during lectures and from the homework.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
You should take this course if you're actually interested in learning about applications of linear algebra, both abstract and concrete. However, you should only do so if you have the time and willingness to actually understand these concepts. Learning for the test will be much more difficult and much less fun.
Course highlights:
Initially, you learn how to transform objects in two and three dimensions using this new language of linear algebra. However, eventually you can apply this to higher dimensions. You also learn about certain applications-- mainly computer software based-- like using matrices to encode search engine algorithms.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Don't assume you understand an idea just because you can use the formulas. Test your knowledge with conceptual problems, and if you don't understand something, go to office hours and ask many questions.