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500? I was expecting 2000!

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I will take 157 then hahahahahahahahahah :)

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157 is definitely a great course. A lot of fun too, if you're interested in the material!

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2000 students in one lecture hall? These lecture halls must be massive.........

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This really intimidates me... I don't know if I can survive...

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This really intimidates me... I don't know if I can survive...

Most of the people drop out because they aren't confident, don't have good study habits, and aren't able to understand the new approach they're taking to math. I think MAT157 is an Analysis I course which is your first introduction to proofs with Spivak. If you want to get used to proofs because that makes you feel better I know micromass usually recommends people to get Velleman's

Here's the course homepage: http://www.math.toronto.edu/murty/teaching.htm

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Most of the people drop out because they aren't confident, don't have good study habits, and aren't able to understand the new approach they're taking to math. I think MAT157 is an Analysis I course which is your first introduction to proofs with Spivak. If you want to get used to proofs if that makes you feel better I know micromass usually recommends people to get Velleman'sHow to Prove Itand Spivak'sCalculus.

so if I work really hard than I wouldn't fail. thanks, that makes me feel a lot better

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so if I work really hard than I wouldn't fail. thanks, that makes me feel a lot better

I think this is the case in most Analysis courses. I think a fair amount of people can pass Analysis if they work very hard without the having the mathematical mind. It's when you get into more abstract areas such as algebraic topology, algebraic curves, mathematical logic, etc... that you require not only hard work but a fair bit of a mathematical mind (notice my lack of the word intelligence since I don't think being good at math necessarily constitutes a greater intelligence - in most cases though, such a statement is correct).

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This really intimidates me... I don't know if I can survive...

you shouldn't be too intimidated. By the first mid term, the class usually starts going into "delta-epsilon" proofs, and people get scared of those and drop out. They aren't so bad, and once you understand those proofs, you're set!

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It seems like, at U of T, only 12 courses are needed to graduate???

And first year students take only three (MAT157Y1, MAT240H1, MAT247H1) courses?

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It seems like, at U of T, only 12 courses are needed to graduate???

And first year students take only three (MAT157Y1, MAT240H1, MAT247H1) courses?

I'm not sure how you counted 12, but notice that each course that has a "Y" in the code is actually a two-semester course. First year students have at least two math courses each semester.

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