Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. Ludu taught Differential equations in a way that made me feel as if I was really becoming an engineer. It was a class that I looked forward to going to even though it was at 5 in the evening.
Course highlights:
I learned mathematic methods of solving basic engineering problems such as a simple circuit to tracking a sky diver as he fell from the plane. I learned how to solve first and second order OED by using many methods. My favorite being Laplace. In the beginning you dont see the connection but by the end of the problem you realize that almost everything can be linked to a wave equation and you have a Eureka moment.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Be ready to learn and work. The best way to learn Differential equations is to try to solve the puzzle and practice that puzzle as much as possible.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
For those doing engineering, the course is required most of the time but it is an interesting class non the less. If you did fine in Calculus, differential equations will be easier and more fun.
Course highlights:
The highlights were the ease of learning and the fun of actually doing the problems. The professor was fun at times as well. The load of homework and quizzes was never overwhelming which was great. Suggested course if you love math.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Find a good professor. Ask questions if you don't understand something because everything builds upon the previous section. Pay attention in class and definitely do the homework. The homework is a huge help on preparing for quizzes and tests.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This class finally applied mathematics to real world experiences such as scenarios that engineers would face. Also, this class overall is an interesting and exciting course.
Course highlights:
My professor was incredible at relating the problems at hand to real world situations. All of the students in the course were interested in mathematics and enjoyed asking sophisticated questions about the material at hand. Learning to solve different form of differential equations (such as second order linear equations) was an incredible learning experience.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Use the textbook and find students who you can study with.