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MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations

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    • Profile picture
    Jul 12, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend it especially if you enjoy math and are extremely good with algebra

    Course highlights:

    The highlights was using the math that we learned and applying to engineering situations. Specifically for me as a chemical engineering student, I was able to see why the math was necessary and how it was used.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make a study schedule. Put in the dedicated time to study the material. Ask questions where you don't understand and are confused.

    • Spring 2015
    • Boulware
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Competitive Classmates
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    Dec 27, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Lingjiong Zhu is a brilliant man. He gives great insights, is a fair grader, and gives fair tests. Most students think he doesn't teach very well, but I would argue that he just doesn't spend time on algebra and skips steps that are unimportant to understanding the concepts. If you are mathematically acute, you will walk out understanding everything. If you're not, be prepared to teach yourself. Nonetheless, an A will be given to anyone who works for it. He replaces your lowest test grade with the final, and his test reviews are exactly like his tests. Anyone that did poorly simply didn't put in the effort.

    Course highlights:

    This course focused mostly on developing techniques to solve first and second order differential equations and to learn some of their theoretical properties. I also learned to do partial fraction decompositions like a boss from this professor. He has a simple technique/formula for doing them that saves you insane amounts of time. The best parts were learning about the Dirac delta function (look it up!) and laplace transforms.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I recommend skimming the chapters being covered before class and actually doing the homework sets rather then looking up the answers. If you do this you will breeze through the course.

    • Fall 2016
    • Lingjiong Zhu
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing

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