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Is this a bad idea?
I want to get my intro courses out of the way, but don't want to sacrifice a full understanding.
I want to get my intro courses out of the way, but don't want to sacrifice a full understanding.
The material you learn in this course will be important to you throughout your working life in any science-related career.
In this text the subject of vector calculus is presented in the context of simple electrostatics. We follow this procedure for two reasons. First, much of vector calculus was invented for use in electromagnetic theory and is well suited to it...Second we have deep seated conviction that mathematics is best discussed in context. Thus we will soft pedal the mathematical rigour, which we think is an obstacle to learning...
Studiot said:I don't mean to be discouraging, especially given your stated track record to date.
Just that at university you have large quantities of material thrust at you to to digest and that this subject contains more than most. You just don't get the time to achieve the level of familiarity and understanding that you probably managed in High School / College. That comes with later reflection and use (sometimes it takes years).
You should be able to get a good feel for it in the timescale, which will stand you in good stead in the future, certainly sufficient for good exam grades.
I am not arguing for or against ther summer course, I don't know enough about the american undergraduate system to advise on this. I am just pointing out that it constitutes a very important grounding and trying to help you get the best out of it.
go well
Multivariable Calculus and E&M Over Summer is a course that combines two important subjects in mathematics and physics. Multivariable Calculus is a branch of calculus that deals with functions of multiple variables, while E&M stands for Electromagnetism, which is the study of the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
Studying Multivariable Calculus and E&M over summer can be beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, it can help students get ahead in their academic studies, as these subjects are often taken in the later years of college. Secondly, it can provide a strong foundation for students pursuing careers in fields such as engineering, physics, and mathematics. Lastly, it can also help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are applicable in various areas of life.
Anyone who is interested in mathematics and physics can benefit from taking this course. It is typically taken by students who are majoring in STEM fields, but it can also be useful for students in other disciplines who want to broaden their knowledge and skills.
The main difference is that this course is condensed and taught over the summer, rather than over a full semester. This means that the pace of the course is usually faster, and students may have to cover more material in a shorter amount of time. Additionally, the structure of the course may be different, with more emphasis on independent learning and self-study.
Taking this course online allows for more flexibility in terms of scheduling and location. Students can access course materials and lectures at their convenience, which can be helpful for those with other commitments over the summer. Additionally, online courses often have smaller class sizes, allowing for more personalized attention from the instructor.