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This class was tough.
Course Overview:
This class is extremely challenging. Professor Surgent helped guide us along the path of learning about the 4th dimension. Little hard to grasp - so everything is taught in the 3rd dimension and then applied to the 4th dimension! MIND BLOWING! But with the right guide it is a challenge that can be conquered!
Course highlights:
A few of the highlights of this course are learning about 3D shapes. You learn how to graph them, how to tell them apart, how to calculate them. Then it becomes more fun because once you master the 3rd dimension you move onto the 4th dimension and how we apply the 3D objects that you just finished studying to the 4th dimensional shapes. This application allows us to grasp and measure objects in the 4th dimension!
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
I would suggest that you attempt as many problems as possible. Practice makes perfect! This is a course that will challenge you! If you are willing to put in the work and use all of the tools that are provided you will become a master of Calculus III!
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Dr. Swimmer is a genius, but his class is by hand, meaning that by the time he's done explaining something (and this being calculus, it takes a while), you have more or less forgotten what he was explaining, if you managed to hear his tiny voice at all (he is, after all, quite old and consequently, quiet). Additionally, his penmanship is atrocious. Even sitting in the front row, you can't really expect to see what he wrote down, so you can't just write it blind and compare it later. If you can learn directly from the book, you'll do fine in this class. but if you can do that, why are you paying for college? test out of the class! I will credit that he teaches vectors decently though.
Course highlights:
dot products, cross products, double integrals, triple integrals, Jacobians, polar coordinates, cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates, and Greens theorem.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Only come if you have to, do the homework before the class, visit his office hours for clarification frequently, read the book (or try) and good luck.