- 3 reviews
- 3 completed
Like: The instructor is awesome and he knows how to explain the concepts clearly. His sense of humour and passion about life is really engaging. Dislike: 1\. The assignments and exams are far more difficult than the easy and intuitive examples used in the lectures. No answer or solution is given so the students are on their own to figure out whether they misunderstand concept or they just do not type the answer in correct format. 2\. The instructor and TAs never look at discussion forum and they forbid any detailed solution to assignment to be posted even after the deadline. Only two community TAs and some helpful students provide helps and practice questions. 3\. The requirement to get a certificate is the strictest and least flexible among all courses I take.
Fantastic course!!! All lecture videos are hand-drawn animation by dedicated Prof. Ghrist himself. Explanation of concept is clear and there are not-for- grade homework to consolidate learning. Professor and TAs often answer questions in forum. I have to admit this is not a easy course and it requires consistent effort and some basic foundation of calculus (like what is differentiation and integration). The course has a novel approach towards calculus teaching and shows application across different subjects like physics, statistics and economic.
A very interesting and easy course!!! It introduces models which help us understand world better and promote new way of thinking. Quiz and exams are relatively easy and you can get perfect score if you pay attention to key points. No background is required and all mathematical computations are explained clearly in lectures.