Average Rating (from 3 Students)
Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 67%
Hard 33%
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Background Knowledge Expected
Math-heavy
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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because upon completion math in general is just less scary. You start out with knowledge of trigonometry as your highest level of math. By the time you complete the course, you've used all the math knowledge you've attained to a degree to where it is almost automatic.
Course highlights:
In this course you'll start with the Newtonian method of finding rates of change, or calculating derivatives. You find out very quickly calculus is algebra, but employs shortcuts to make problems that would normally take entire sheets of paper to calculate solve more like factoring a polynomial in terms of paper space. You learn limits(very similar to domain and range), derivatives(transformations of continuous expressions to calculate rate of change at any x value), theorems to calculate derivatives when they are incredibly complicated, differentials inside word problems, and finally integration. Given a derivative , what was it's original graph, you find out that by integrating an expression, you actually find it's area, rather precisely.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Do not slouch, if you go over something in class, and it elicits a deer in headlights look from you; go study that subject while it is still fresh. Get a student solutions manual to go along with your book as well. Spoon feeding yourself answers is not a smart move in all classes as it causes reliance, but in calculus there will be things that will hang you up for hours, as well as have nuances to them that the text or the instructor may overlook. It is best to know the answer sometimes and work backwards from there.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The professor is excellent in his teachings and is very thorough if you can get through his accent, the only thing wrong with his class is that there is no graded homework so there is no buffer for your grade. Strictly quizzes, tests, and exams.
Course highlights:
I gained basic knowledge of the beginning of calculus and to expect abstract problems using the information gathered in class. Nothing is set in stone in math, such as 2 + 2 = 4 (it can really equal pretty much anything if you try hard enough).
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Study what he gives you. Do the practice homework he gives and redo it until you can do it correctly without looking back at your previous answer to make sure you did something right. If your not sure whether or not you did it right, then you dont know the material and need more practice. Unless you can do a problem and get it correct without looking and then be able to prove it to some random person and explain why youre right, then you dont know it and need to study more.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The course is easy if great at math. If not you will struggle big time.
Course highlights:
The highlight was antiderivitaves, did not learn much.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
study,study,study. The course is challenging if you are not fully locked in.