Differential Calculus with Applications to Life Sciences
Prof: Damien Huet / Fall 2020
Jan 10, 2021
Course was hard. I think it was not well run/organized either. Webwork for exams is not the best, and the coordinator was very unforgiving when it came to WebWork errors. Midterm averages were higher than typical, as a result professors were not very lenient. Not sure if the averages were higher due to cheating or not, but I feel like the midterms increased in difficulty.
Practice makes perfect - especially with Math. I didn't do too hot on the midterms. The homework is a good start, and will get you through the weekly quizzes. However, to do well on midterms and finals, HW is NOT enough. Learn through my mistakes, I did all the past finals for the class in preparation for the final, and did MUCH better on it.
Prof: Eric Cytrynbaum / Fall 2019
Dec 27, 2020
The class is honestly not the best- I'd take math 104 if possible. OSH makes you want to die on a biweekly basis, but otherwise, the material is OK and easy to learn. 100% recommend the switch to business math though- took 105 the semester following and got an easy A+. WebWork is chill, just try to stay on top of everything from the beginning of the semester
Find a group for OSH ASAP, because trust me, you need it.
Prof: Katie Faulkner / Winter 2020
Dec 24, 2020
There are a lot of people complaining about this course being extremely unreasonable. But for me personally, I found it alright! Nevertheless, math 102 was definitely a lot more challenging than math in high school, and even AP calculus. But one good thing is the exams were very similar in difficulty to past exams (which you can find on math wiki), and you can use webwork to perform numerical calculations (which is arguably an advantage because in many previous years, calculators weren’t even allowed for in-person exams).
My advice is to do the homework assignments, but also you MUST do the textbook questions to succeed in the course! The questions on exams are NOT like the homework (webwork assignments); they are a lot more like the textbook questions (in terms of difficulty). Also, do all of the exams from previous years under exam conditions, and go over all of your mistakes. If you do all this, you should be good.
Prof: Christoph Hauert / Winter 2020
Dec 22, 2020
One of the hardest classes I had this year. It is structured poorly and the exams are made in way that it is very hard to do well in them. The course coordinator is not sympathetic and did not adjust well to the online environment.
if you can register to the other first year math courses and if you can not practice a lot. Learn do questions as quickly as you can and be precise since the course is online you will not gain marks for your working out. Also be prepared to see very low grades and do not let that make you feel worse about yourself you can always improve
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