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.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Highly recommended, great professor
Course highlights:
Differential equations that mainly requires background information from Calc II.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Pay attention. Show up to class. study. Do the homework (not graded, but highly necessary.)
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. Briggs does a fantastic job teaching this course! I took it over the summer and the pace was very manageable. There are a lot of new topics that are brought up in this course, so pay close attention and take good notes.
Course highlights:
Understanding differential equations is essential to many higher level engineering courses, and matrices are fundamental to using engineering software such as MATLAB well. My favorite part was transformations, I've found more use for them in physics, but they have engineering applications as well.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
My advice for this course would be to take a lot of notes and do all the practice problems. Having a good understanding of differential equations is very important to later courses, so doing it well now will pay off in the future. Go to office hours whenever you can, you will really understand it then.