Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Once you have the basics down, this class will be fun and interesting. You will learn about how math is used in real life and how its slight manipulation can bring drastic changes. Additionally, you will learn how to create 3d structures and the rules of altering those structures (a very handy tool for anyone involved in 3d or even 2d creation.
Course highlights:
The class was very thorough and enhancing. You will learn how to find the derivative of an equation with two variables, which can be applied to finding the rate of change of a characteristic of an object at a certain point on the object. Those were a lot of words, I know, basically it means that if you had an uneven metal plate being heated you could figure out the rate of temperature change at any one point on the plate. You will also learn: how to make certain 3d shapes and the patterns/trends of the equations that make them what they are; how to identify the equations that codes for certain shapes just by looking at them; how to calculate the volume of an uneven/unsymmetrical shape; how to guess the volume of any shape you encounter; how to predict where and how far a ball will go (provided no wind resistance); etc.. There are a plethora of techniques and methods you will learn in this class, but they all boil down to understanding the physics of an object in a mathematical context. From this class, I learned that no matter how irregular the shape nor complicated the rate of change, it can explained (painfully) in math.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
First of all, go to the class, its the best time to ask questions and learn the material. Secondly, study hard, don't expect to understand the concepts if you don't study the work. Thirdly, do the homework, "practice makes perfect" and "repetition depends the impression" are very true statements; personally, I know that I would not have passed if I didn't do the homework. Finally, don't be afraid to talk to the teacher, go to the professors' offices hours. Professor Williams was a very understanding man and for the student who truly were trying but had difficult circumstances he made provisions. Also, don’t forget to make the class fun, when I took the course, my classmates and I would always made jokes and create levity in the classroom.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Little time is invested in statistics.
Course highlights:
Great Professor. Practice tests are just like the real test.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study hard and use his Eluminate live sessions and you will do fine.