Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
In this course I have gleaned much information about solving various linear systems and matrices. As I progress in my academic engineering career, I have been exposed to increasingly difficult calculus concepts. As my focus has shifted to Calculus, my basic algebra skills have weakened and I feel this course has been helpful in reminding me of the importance of algebra in solving many of the world's problems.
Course highlights:
This course emphasized the importance of understanding how to execute basic matrix operations by hand, then utilizing these skills in more complicated application situations. This course starts at a basic level and gradually adds on new concepts which provide students with the tools they need to feel confident in solving real-world problems.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
When you begin the course, the material is very basic algebra concepts. Do not slack here and pass this section as "too easy". Instead, utilize this as a period in which you can familiarize yourself with the structure of your specific course. Get to know your instructor, network with classmates, work the homework problems out by hand without a calculator. If you do these things you will feel much more confident as you approach exams and move on to study more difficult material.