Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
For her first time teaching, in my opinion, professor Ding did a great job. She was very organized in how she taught, all her notes were also beautifully written and organized on the whiteboard, and she didn't just teach out of the book (she put it into her own words or changed it so we can understand it better). She offers a couple quizzes and I think 2 exams; both are very fair and somewhat easy to study for (study more what she uploads rather than the homework). There's also a mathematica lab, 3 labs overall, that you have to do and if you're not familiar with mathematica either she or the TA will assist you in doing the labs.
Course highlights:
For this course you learn a lot about the different methods of integration like integration by parts. There was definitely a lot of trig integrals and equations in general that you have to memorize because an equation sheet is not provided. You also learn how to use mathematica to solve problems, which can come in handy either for this course or future courses.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
She is very considerate and will always ask if anyone has any questions on the topic, homework, etc, so don't be afraid to ask. Definitely study for the quizzes and exams because that's most of your grade. If you do mess up, she does offer a little bit of extra points for corrections.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
As my aim is to become an engineer, calculus is the basic foundation for me. MATH 151 - Calculus 1 is the reliable resource of the basis of Calculus.
Course highlights:
Differentiation and integration methods and applied mathematics are studied in this course.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
The crucial thing is to read textbook thoroughly. This can help you better understand the facts and calculation methods.