Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I thought this class was excellent and by far the best STEM course I had ever taken at Stony Brook. The teacher was engaged and actually cared how you perform and he was very good at explaining the material to students in a way that they could understand. One drawback was that a great many students felt like they didn't have to use a textbook and so were lost on the tests, but the classwork and WebAssign simply weren't enough to help you do well on the tests. Additional work had to be put in.
Course highlights:
We started from the end of Calc 1 and went through newer topics in integration, and went onto series and ended with some topics in applied integration and differential equations. The professor did a good job in making the material accessible for the students.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study for the tests! Many people failed to do this and they did poorly on the exams, because they got overconfident. Use all the material provided to you and study outside of class, and especially try to work with people.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This is Calc 2. Most courses require at least two sequences of math courses. This course has good material and the lectures were very clear. The lecture notes were the most important and if we attended all lectures and perfectly understand what was taught, this class would be very easy. The textbook was required to work on extra questions.
Course highlights:
During this course, I learned the importance and the use of each chapter. We had opportunities to clear all our questions with the TAs. They helped us before our tests. This course could also be learned with a lot of team effort. Since there is not much of theory involved, working in groups will help perform better.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
To attend all the lectures regularly. To put some effort on the practise questions. To ask questions when necessary.