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MAC 2312 Calculus-Analytic Geometry 2

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    STAFF, PINA, AaronD.Meyerowitz, BarryO.Booton, BasakAy, bhadka, RobertS.Lubarsky, CaiYunZhang, Daiva Pucinskaite, PaulY.Yiu, Papiya Battacharg, FrederickHoffman
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    Aug 19, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this course with Dr. Hoffman because he is an awesome math professor. He does go very fast but he does do a good job explaining the theory behind the subject. Also Dr. Hoffman gives a lot of easy quizzes everyday which is very good for your grade (just make sure you know the material before the quiz). And his tests are not extremely hard; they are predictable because they might be a homework problem or one very similar to the homework.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course was learning from Dr. Hoffman. He taught us not only the material but some history behind the people who came up with the theorems. He also told us some stories about when he was in a PhD committee in order to make a point; for example to make sure we knew what green's theorem says because someone could not get their PhD because they had forgotten it. We learned about area between curves, trig. substitution in integrals, partial fraction decomposition, infinite series like the power series and harmonic series, velocity and net change, volumes by slicing, volumes by cylindrical shells, surface area, physical applications, logarithms and exponentials, hyperbolic functions, integration by parts, numerical integration, improper integrals, sequences, divergence and integral tests, ratio,root, and comparison tests, alternating series, approximating functions with polynomials, Taylor series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and calculus in polar coordinates.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    You definitely need to watch professor leonard on YouTube, to gain more insights into calculus 2 in order to get an A. Also make sure you go to the math lab that you have at your university to get help. And make sure that you sit in the front row of the classroom in the middle. Not only that but make sure you write everything down what Dr. Hoffman says and writes on the board. But do not forget to ask if you can record his lectures and if he allows you to; then do it just in case you miss something.

    • Summer 2017
    • FrederickHoffman
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject
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    Jul 28, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It is a difficult class, but if you pay attention and listen to what she says then you're sure to pass the class.

    Course highlights:

    She was extremely easy to follow and would always make sure that everyone was on the same page. There were multiple times where I found myself clueless while answering a question. The only thing I needed to do to understand the topic was go to her office hours.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Listen and put in the work. She understands that this is a difficult class and she can't make it easier. But she does her best to help you as long as you ask.

    • Fall 2016
    • Papiya Battacharg
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Jun 06, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The professor curves heavily and doesnt throw curve balls on quizzes or tests. What you do in the homework is generally what you will get in the tests. His accent is a bit heavy so you may have to pay closer attention but all in all, you can pass the class easily (as long as you put forth an honest effort)

    Course highlights:

    The class was a requirement for my major (computer science) and honestly i care not for calculus. I did however learn and expanded my previous knowledge of calculus. I would say the highlights of his class were the tests and quizzes surprisingly. He gives you an answer sheet as soon as you turn in the quiz (that gives you the answer AND the work to accomplish it), those helped tremendously.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely be atleast familiar with derivatives and trigonometry. more so the trig than the derivatives (since he expects you to know this already, he wont initially speak on it much. However if you do ask him a question he will answer).

    • Spring 2017
    • PaulY.Yiu
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected

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