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My 11-week Linear Algebra class was just cancelled

  1. Jun 3, 2008 #1
    That ticks me off. :mad: It was supposed to start next Monday.

    I have the option to take a 5-week Linear Algebra course at another school, but I don't want to cram this course at all.
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  3. Jun 3, 2008 #2


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    i'm teaching an 8 week one starting thursday, in athens, ga.
  4. Jun 3, 2008 #3
    Would instead an 11-week CHEM1412 - General Inorganic Chemistry II be feasible?
  5. Jun 3, 2008 #4
    If you need that credit, yes, that would be a good choice, as (I'd assume) it's not for your major. General chemistry II is not a difficult course, even relative to the first chem.
  6. Jun 3, 2008 #5
    Well, apparently, it's 10 weeks, not 11. I made an A in the first one (1411). Yes, I do need the credit. It's the last CHEM course I need. It'd be from 6-09 to 8-14.
  7. Jun 3, 2008 #6
    What's so bad about a 5-week course? I'm taking it right now but a 6-week course. Might as well get it over with :)
  8. Jun 3, 2008 #7
    lol. I prefer to absorb material over a protracted period of time. I'll probably just take Linear Algebra in the fall with PHYS 2426.
  9. Jun 3, 2008 #8
    Summer classes suck! The pace is fast, the amount of work insane... I pity the people that take summer classes. I remember taking a summer C++ class once and we had like 40 hours of homework a week. Well I hope things go well for you Shackleford.
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    The length of time to effectively learn any semester-quantity course for most people is at least two and a half months. This is not simply a matter of accounting for hours. The few times that I studied a course through enrolled as a summer student, the learning was not very productive. You need to KNOW if you are or are not the kind of student who can benefit from a summer session course, and you need to KNOW how is the quality of instruction for the summer session course before you enroll in it. Maybe a few people are academically strong enough to do well in a college level science or Mathematics course.
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    i taught a soivak calculus class in summer once and i graded 400 pages of hw a week, and we finished th whole book in 8 weeks. insane, yes? but it was one of the best classes i have ever had.
  12. Jun 3, 2008 #11
    damn you grade hw? i wish i could take a class of yours! i would take it just bc i respect your dedication to your students :)
  13. Jun 3, 2008 #12
    mathwonk: Does spivak cover multivariable calc too or just single variable?
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    He has it split into two books. Calculus covers single variable, and Calculus on Manifolds covers multivariable.
  15. Jun 3, 2008 #14
    What was the name of the class?
  16. Jun 3, 2008 #15
    I'll hazard a guess with Calculus... possibly Honors Calculus...
  17. Jun 4, 2008 #16
    im an engineer planning to take minor classes at summer... like literature and psychology
    would you happen to know how many hours of work do you stress out these subjects? i want to study in advance major subjects at summer in preparation for the following semester.
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