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This series contains the pedagogically best made courses that either edx or coursera has to offer thanks to Paul Francis . No mathematical skills beyond middle school or which couldn't be looked up are needed to take these courses , yet mathematics are cleverly used throughout every course to provide true understanding of the topics .
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This series contains the pedagogically best made courses that either edx or coursera has to offer thanks to Paul Francis . No mathematical skills beyond middle school or which couldn't be looked up are needed to take these courses , yet mathematics are cleverly used throughout every course to provide true understanding of the topics .
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Like the other courses in this series , my overall praise to the teaching methodology and quality of teaching applies . Yet i was disappointed at lengthy interviews which were mere speculation and even proposed senseless theories which as discussed on the forum did not even offer a possible solution to the problem at hand.
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This series contains the pedagogically best made courses that either edx or coursera has to offer thanks to Paul Francis . No mathematical skills beyond middle school or which couldn't be looked up are needed to take these courses , yet mathematics are cleverly used throughout every course to provide true understanding of the topics .
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The professor has done a great job at presenting the understanding behind the special theory of relativity . The course presents a good amount of famous experiments and paradoxes which are worth pondering and researching in google . Due to the material present , or the light in which it has been presented , the course has been an inspiration to me .
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I highly recommend this course : I am glad that i have selfstudied Calculus-3 and Mathematical Thinking before taking this course . I was impressed by the course content which was larger than i expected and i would recommend to have a minimum of 10 hours per week to fully appreciate the content of the 5 weekly lectures and do some work on your own . The teaching employs the solving of peer reviewed problems as a learning-to-do-mathematics tool which teach certain topics better than anything else could ! I loved that i had to sit back with pen and paper all one my own and analyse a complex ;) problem and had nothing but myself to rely on . Evaluating peers gives me a look at the same problem from different perspectives and i meet some great ideas along the way .
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I took this series before it was broken up into 5 parts . Part 4 was my favourite part of this course as i gained great conceptual insight into a large variety of problems , ranging from physical problems over geometry to applications in finances . Together with the large amount of guild free homework questions , this chapter is an excellent teaching addition to see mathematics come to life in the face of the newly gained understanding and capability this course has delivered thus far .
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This course was my first introduction to electromagnetism . It is an excellent course for teaching this topic to people without previous knowledge of EM who however have a sound mechanics and calculus background . Unlike other courses , the professor is great at teaching the essential mathematics along the way . The course can be taken by students with a sound single variable calculus background for this reason .
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As always Jason's videos are superb and he is a master of explaining concepts . I think it is beneficial at second year mathematics as this course includes forming and solving non-linear differential equations from worded problems and Fourier analysis , although one can pass this course without , because the professor is a master at explaining all the mathematics along the way . I thus far completed the first half of this course and am determined to complete the rest . There weren't quite enough exercises for my likes , although what there was was sufficient for me to pass the midterm with 100% , yet i feel that i need a better mathematics background .
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I took this series before it was broken up into 5 parts and can only highly recommend it . It is not suitable for the beginner who wants to learn what calculus is , but rather comparable to calculus III . Utilizing expansions , the present series offers a look into functions and mathematics previously learned and teaches new methods of tackling problems . The series is accompanied by a course-wiki which i would recommend everyone to study next to the lectures , and lectures are packed full of content (no time wasted) and are better watched at a slow pace . What makes this course so great is the huge amount of ungraded homework and challenge problems that go with every lecture , and the great help on the forums .
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I took this series before it was broken up into 5 parts . Being able to do basic integration and differentiation , i gained a better understanding whilst learning new methods to solve problems or examine situations . My understanding of integration benefited from the professors conceptual approach of building Integration-Elements . For the first time i felt that i understood what i was doing .
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I took this series before it was broken up into 5 parts . Being able to do basic integration and differentiation , i gained a better understanding whilst learning new methods to solve problems or examine situations . My understanding of differentiation benefited from the professors conceptual approaches involving limits , and using mathematics taught in this course to gain insight into why rules work .
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I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in sequences and series or analysis . I have learned some new skills in this course and gained better understanding . It forms a good base in many aspects . Wishing for more .
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Definitely a 5 star course if others are . I have taken this course without the software part , and was able to fully follow the course teachings . I gained some great understanding that i had been longing for , through the course's Timmy-tools . So do not despair if you cannot run Matlab . To also learn software (algorithms) to aid mathematics , is an additional bonus this course has to offer , but no requirement for this course . Great course !
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This course can be taken comfortably in 4 afternoons or evenings with a 2 hours effort each . It was nice to have the topics which the course covered presented to me , but i do not think the course content was always clear or suitable for someone without mathematical background whilst the course probably aims at this audience : Its worth taking to get some impression , but this is all the course may do then , whilst for the mathematical minded person this course may be unsatisfying . With a bit of improvement this course could become a very nice experience in future .
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This is the 3rd of a series of 3 courses which together comprise a first University Differential Equations course . Thus this course only gives a first insight into differential equations . But like the other 2 courses of this series which i highly recommend to take first , it is extremely well made . Topics inlude the Jacobian Matrix , the Hamiltonian and Gradient systems , Lyapunov functions (the course teaches the understanding of all of these topics extremely well) and a look at the Lorenz Attractor .
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Like the previous course in this series of 3 courses , the present course exceeded my expectations , but also i felt like exceeding my own expectations because the teaching in this courses is so good an easy to understand whilst learning much and being very valuable . I had no prior knowledge about differential equations yet finished this course with a 100% . So --> try it ! But do the first course first .
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A valuable , problem based learning experience . To appreciate this class fully , be prepared to have more hours on the hand per week than suggested . With it's large amount of material , the course has plenty of learning to offer , and the staff is readily helpful on the forums . Staff has also spun up some fabulous explanations , which really makes this course worth taking . The only thing i missed was the clarity of some topics , which i fear doesn't facilitate the understanding of the material for students who are not prefamiliar with the subjects .
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Rather than being a university style course , this course i think is the best choice for anyone who wants to gain a "quick" yet decent overview over the topic . No higher mathematical skills than high school level are needed , despite mathematics being used to help explain topics like particle decay or dark matter profiles . I enjoyed this course very much . A great choice for the interested layman !
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I took this series before it was broken up into 5 parts . I took it 2 times . The first time i struggled with this last part . But the second time i aced it . What helped me was a better understanding of sequences , series and the sigma notation which i had gained in between . With this in place , i would highly recommend anyone who took the first 4 courses to take the 5th one also . It is really interesting , and again gives new insight into the machinery of mathematics .
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I took this course in 16 days because i was prefamiliar with the topics . I was surprised at how much i enjoyed watching the videos and solving the problems , which were well designed to help understand and master the topics . This course was the perfect review and overview for me before diving into deeper studies .
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When i took it , this course was a repetition of the second half of the first course of this series . It did however go into more depths at certain points and continue on slightly . For me the repetition was good , so i very much enjoyed taking this course . If you have some background of EM , you may take this course directly if you want to brush up on magnetic fields . It may make sense to merge both courses together .
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This course holds what it promises . It was the first online course i ever took , and it was so good that despite completing it with 95% the first time , i repeated this course , because it is so valuable to understanding and problem solving capability .
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Despite a 100% in the first quiz i dropped this course as it wasn't made for me . There were no lectures and also no explanations to aid my understanding of the topic. The forum was also relocated to a special university forum which i found difficult to search my way back to questions i had asked .I would however take this course again and see how i go knowing more mathematics .I find this course was not good at "teaching" .
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Wondering if i bring enough mathematical skills to master this course - I was positively surprised at how extremely pedagogically well this topic was delivered . I thought "that is easy" and then "man i learned a lot" , and then wondered if this shouldn't be a contradiction . But no , this is the footprint of a course which is great at teaching its topic .
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This course has been valuable to my understanding of mathematics and my mathematical thinking skills . After completing this course , i found myself more capable of tackling other mathematical problems . But apart from that , this course provides a first insight into number and set theory as well as proof writing . It is suitable for students who do not need much external discipline as it relies on students forming study groups and the students own interest .