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    Oct 09, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I took this as an online course during the second summer session as an incoming freshman. This course actually had two professors, the one listed above and professor Tromba, A. I had taken AP Calculus AB in high school, so the first half of the course was mostly review. I would recommend this course for anyone who had taken Calculus AB and got a four or a five on the AP test, but otherwise I would recommend not taking the online version of this course. The professor is easy to understand and was very approachable. I will note that this course was fast paced, but that was because it was a condensed summer session course that was only five weeks long as opposed to the normal ten weeks in a normal quarter session.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about all of the known methods of solving integrals of one variable. The professor covered many proofs of theorems in the online lecture videos, but no proofs or knowledge of proofs are required. We also covered several applications of integrals in geometry and physics. The last part of the course, and arguably the most difficult, was on series, specifically on testing if a series converges or diverges.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I highly recommend going to any sessions, as the TA is really helpful in explaining difficult concepts and answering questions. Also, take notes on the reading, read all of the required reading, and study off of the optional homework questions and the practice quizzes and practice tests.

    • Summer 2016
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