Having seen your prior posts, you're over thinking it. Think less and do more. If you don't grasp the topic, practice. If you get it, move on.
I agree with the other posters. OP's question is not clear nor answerable.
I also used to have trouble with English classes and essays, so I understand your frustration. The first step to take (and this goes for any subject, really) is to go up to your instructor and ask them politely, "I would like to improve my English skills and perform better in the future. What...
I don't know if homeschooled students can do it, but international high school credentials (such as IB or something similar) will help when applying to Cambridge.
Depends who's telling you this. It means different things if it comes from your chemistry professor or your math professor.
I'll assume you mean your math professor. First, understand the fundamentals of proofs: implications, contradictions, necessity/sufficiency, etc. Watch carefully how the...
Atyy, I think you're misinterpreting Khan. He actually means to consider Harvard as a nameless institution, not a secret institution. For example, if just the name "Harvard University" was erased from the diploma, but the graduate would still keep the diploma.
A similar kind of thing happens in...
I agree. I was watching an Sal Khan interview the other day that sheds light on this:
Khan: College is a confusing, muddled concept. There’s a learning part, a socialization part, and a credentialing part. The students and parents appreciate the experiential, the socialization parts, but they...
The point is to formalize the material and delve deeper into it. My complex analysis class also used Brown and Churchill. I can't really say anything bad or good about it; it's pretty popular and gets the job done. However, considering its content, I don't think it's possible to teach a...
Just want to note that NYU's Tisch School of the Arts is very respected for performer, musicians, artists, etc. There's more to NYU than just Courant and homeless people on campus.
Binmore is an analysis book with answers, but it criticized of "holding your hand too much". Ross has answers widely available, but it is also not as intense as something like Rudin. If you feel like you don't have the mathematical maturity to tackle a harder analysis book, there's absolutely...
I think that it is wrong to call them conditions, and I agree with Theorem. But I think that it is even wronger to conclude that if you aren't privileged, you can't be successful. Look at the life of Sergey Brin, co-founded of Google, an immigrant who faced discrimination in his home country and...
Colleges claim and try to consider how you performed given your circumstances. However, the demographics sometimes do not represent this. I don't have any hard numbers, this is just my assessment of meeting the students in the "top 10 college" community.
All of the international students...
They're both great schools, I have a friend doing math/econ at IU who loves the program and a friend doing math/OR at purdue who loves it. I would also lean slightly towards purdue for applied math considering that they offer engineering courses which may interest you and their industrial...
A good way to brush up on your basics would be to look through the Algebra and pre-Algebra playlists on the Khan Academy. I believe that they also have exercises after each lecture to reinforce the topics.
Also, many Calculus books have a chapter before the core material reserved for...
Often testimonies are better to find out the time commitment for a class than the credit hour system. In addition to mmm_pasta's comment, I suggest you talk to prior students of the class. Then, build your weekly schedule hour by hour. Ask yourself: is X hours/day of free time something I need...
I'm not qualified to answer all of your questions, but I can share what I know. The kind of "head start" can make a difference. For example, the mathematician Manjul Bhargava finished his high school math courses by age 14 and his mother was also a mathematician. As a result, he conducted...
It's true that American colleges don't care about the final IB marks, but they do include in their applications a supplement for independent academic work. Considering the topic you have chosen, your EE (if executed well) can be a big advantage for your application.
The EE is a project that is...
You mention Chua's circuit, so I'm wondering if your subject is math or physics. My advice would be to make a clear distinction between the two subjects. A student at my school had a very good essay in physics, but the IB examiners assessed that it was actually a math EE, so he lost most of his...
It was a prerequisite for me. I took complex after real and I didn't feel like I was benefitted in a major way, other than being able to breeze through some of the basic limits/continuity proofs.
Of course classes are taught differently everywhere, but the main thing that irked me about...
This may be different for you and me since I only have about half the years as you, but I usually need a healthy social life in order to be on top of my math game.
I generally try to check Maslow's hierarchy of needs (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs) when I feel like...
Hi and welcome! This may help: http://science360.gov/series/profiles-scientists-engineers/711d5cab-8416-40f7-9297-099c1f37a9bd
Disclaimer: I'm not an engineer.
Although I did not in high school, some of my classmates took AP Physics C concurrently with AP Calculus BC. It's not easy by any means, but it's doable. By the time you start E&M, it'll be around December/January, and you will have already covered most of the calculus necessary. This is...
I wouldn't say it's a very bad idea. Stanford Math 171 teaches much of an intro analysis book in 10 weeks during the school year. It just depends on how fast you can digest the information and how many hours you are willing to put in. I personally like summer study because I have more free time...
Something that may ease your apprehension is the fact that Ross's Analysis is a simple and straightforward textbook. If you plan on working ahead in the summer, Ross is very doable for self-study. You may want to check the syllabus to see if your class is doing the "optional" basic topology...