- 5 reviews
- 5 completed
This is a perfect course for me. Prof Blanchard speaks so calmly, clearly. The content is very complete. Matlab is used to visualise solutions or vector fields, also some spring system simulations are shown from some GUI application. I've enjoyed the whole journey since 226.1, I'll surely be on 226.3.
It's an o.k. course to me. The content is focusing on simpler side of Linear Algebra, but I would love to learn more advanced content such as SVD -- so the word 'Frontiers' isn't well represented. One thing particularly annoying is that in home works, professor asks you to practise a lot slicing and dicing on matrix calculation. by 'a lot', I really meant 'a lot', it made me very sick. If you want a soft start, it's not a bad course, and I hope the slicing and dicing practice gets reduced in the future offerings.
The professor talks in such a calm voice, steady rhythm. The content provided is very complete, move gradually from simple to complex. With help from Matlab, plotting makes it easier to understand DE. Everything is perfect from this course, totally love it. And I'm taking the following one right now.
This is one of best courses I have taken, including physical and online ones. Prof. Lewin is so passionate in physics that it'll certainly affect every student. Experiments are fun to watch, impressive or even surprising sometimes. After completing this course, I felt my knowledge about Newtonian physics is more complete. I feel I can analyse any rigid body motion, including rotation which was missing in my knowledge before. The material also covered motion of the stars, e.g. Circular and elliptical. Difficulty wise, I feel it's not easy, as professor said, no course in MIT is easy. For me, sometimes the hard part comes from maths, I can get the differential equation, but don't know how to solve it. I put a lot of effort in the class, I think it's so worth it. Recommend it 100%
This is the best calculus course I have done. I watched MIT OCW's single variable calculus videos. I would say, prof Ghrist does it better. The course starts from magic Euler's formula, expressing trigonometry functions using Taylor series, it got my attention firmly from the very beginning. Then it goes through the normal path. One thing particular in the course is it provides so many good applications from different area: physics, finance, medical, even zombies( prof is funny ). It shows how knowledgable the prof is. I have to say, it's a difficult course, although I finished it, I don't feel I understood everything. If Prof Ghrist is doing a next level course, I'll take it for sure.