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This class was tough.
Course Overview:
While I wouldn't recommend it in other circumstances these professors teach a majority if the engineering calculus classes. Avoiding them is very difficult. It is clear that they know what they are talking about but they have taught these classes so long that it feels like they skip certain steps of the process and make the student play catch up in their free time.
Course highlights:
In this class you cover calculus 3 material. This includes partial derivatives, line integrals, surface integrals, and surface integrals. The highlight would have to be coordinate conversion. For reasons beyond my understanding converting polar to cylindrical to spherical coordinates was very confusing for a majority of the class.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
While the videos and homework will help, most of your understanding of the course will come from outside sources. Whether these be SI sessions, online guides, or a tutor. Be prepared for a test each week.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Dr. Hieb is an extremely caring and intelligent professor. He portrays the information in an understanding and simple manner. This is the second time taking this course and I am putting forth a lot more effort this time around.
Course highlights:
You will learn an in-depth understanding and extensive problem solving experience in: multivariate calculus using rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates; partial derivatives and optimization involving multiple independent variables-constrained and unconstrained; line integrals, including work, circulation and flux, surface integrals and exact differential equations. It is also designed so that topics coordinate as much as possible with those in other core engineering courses.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to work hard. The course builds on itself so make sure not to get behind.