This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The material was challenging and discussions did not help much.
Course highlights:
Students learned lots of basics needed for math heavy majors.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
You must work hard through the worksheets given every week.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Summer classes are difficult, and taking Calculus II during the summer was an extreme challenge, but Professor V, understood this and would stay after with the students and make ample time for office hours for when we needed extra help.
Course highlights:
I was able to learn Calculus II in four and a half weeks and able to actually complete the problems without to much difficulty due to the teaching ability of the Professor.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
I would recommend not taking Calc II during the summer, but if necessary, do all of the homework right away, that way it is easier to complete and helps solidify what was taught in class. Also start studying for each exam, as soon as the material is taught. The class moves very quick and it is easy to fall behind.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
Despite the fact that this course may seem tedious at first, it becomes rather simple once you learn how to study for it. Every unit has key ideas expressed by the teacher and if you compile them and study them, the class is much less daunting! Fortunately for this specific course, my instructor was very explicit when showing us the key ideas so that they were easy to follow. For example, when we started our Trigonometric substitution unit, our professor wrote out and circled the Identities needed to do our problems before doing anything else with the material. If any student follows the key materials, then Calculus II can not only be easy, but also fun! With the right tools, all problems can become like puzzles that can easily be solved!
Course highlights:
My favorite parts of the course were the integral-based word problems and the trigonometric substitution problems. The integral-based word problems were great real world application that allowed you to grasp why all the tedious math you have been learning since Calculus I is important. For example, we learned how to properly calculate how much salt was in a tank full of water with water flowing in and out of the tank! The trigonometric substitution problems were interesting because they felt like puzzle games where you would need to mix and match trig identities in order to reach your final answer. Every problem presented a unique challenge that was never quite out of reach!
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
If you can fully grasp the key ideas presented at the start of every unit, you will never need to spend too much time studying for this course. The key ideas are essentially you tools to solve every problem in the course. When studying for every exam, I would compile the key ideas onto one worksheet and then study it. The worksheets that I created served me well from the first day of class all the way until the final. Also, this class can be fun and can be full of puzzles if you choose to see it that way. Calculus II is only as daunting as you make it. Good luck!