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Course Difficulty
Easy 0%
Medium 33%
Hard 67%
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Background Knowledge Expected
Math-heavy
Go to Office Hours
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
If the course is recommended for you then you should definitely take his class. The class in general is already a tough class, but Mr. Ransom makes sure he goes through everything thoroughly and makes sure that you understand everything before he moves on. If you don't ask any questions, then he'll assume that you understand whatever it is he is talking about
Course highlights:
Sequences and Series (losts of test to determine a sequence/series) Partial Fractions Derivatives Anti-Derivatives
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
ATTEND OFFICE HOURS IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND If you want a good grade, then you have to put effort and time into the course and the workload
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Mr. Ransom is a great teacher. He finds the simplest methods to help teach his students and he is very confident in his ability to teach.
Course highlights:
The highlight of this course was learning to take a complicated problem and break it up in to smaller math problems and equations to eventually find the answer. The class helps greatly with teaching how to think.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
To do good in the class all that needs to be done is the assigned homework, and practice. Also do not skip classes.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Calculus 2 is a very difficult course. I would strongly recommend taking Calculus 2 with professor Ngai for the reason that he explains every formula and mathematical process with great detail so that you can understand it with ease. If you have a question to a problem, he will work with you in order that you fully understand what your doing.
Course highlights:
There were many positives and negatives to this course with the positives greatly outweighing the negatives. Other professor may teach in a way that you learn how to study for the exams, but with professor Ngai, he teaches you so that you know how to work any problem given to you. For example, I had trouble learning the Maclaurin and Taylor Series, but Professor Ngai worked with me and provided lots of examples in order so that I could know when and where to apply each formula. He always walks into class with a smile on his face and looks like he cares a lot about his students and wants his students to excel.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
You must know that Calculus 2 is a continuation of Calculus 1. In other words, the information and material learned in Calculus 1 is integrated into Calculus 2 formulas. You must already have a background of derivatives, integrals, and trigonometric functions. If you think you are rusty in these areas, I highly recommend you go back and review. It is true what they say about Calculus 2 being extremely difficult, but with hard work and practice you can me this class a breeze.