Oh boy, end of term is almost upon us. Time for a more substantial review of my courses now that they’re almost done.
This is definitely one of the more interesting and easier courses. Integers, complex numbers, polynomials, fields, very nice.
Calculus can be interesting, and I didn’t really want to believe it, but once you hit integration, you’ll realize that they really intend for you to memorize every trig identity that ever existed for the final. I kid you not, you’d better know that the derivative of arcsin is one over the square root of one plus x squared and you’d better be able to spot it, buried inside a polynomial. If not, God help you.
This could’ve been an interesting course, and from what I’ve heard from upper years, an easy one, but we got owned with our prof. The entire course is about matrices up until you get to vector spaces, which are abstract and difficult to grasp. Luckily, they sort of cover vector spaces twice: the first time you encounter spaces is real vector spaces, then the go into abstract vector spaces, which are “any” vector space but they have the same properties anyway, so it’s like review.
It’s physics. It will own you. Some interesting things, but your progress in the course is probably entirely due to the final because you probably got destroyed on the midterm.
This course is a joke up until the stuff you haven’t learned. Most of it is straightforward if you haven’t learned it. The only thing I don’t like is graphics. It seems like they threw it on to the end just so you can do graphics without properly explaining many concepts that would’ve been very helpful.
This course was interesting and easy but now it’s just annoying. The design case studies really brought on the annoying, with the ten minute flash videos and retarded questions. Absolutely awful.