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Stanford EPGY University Level Math courses?

  1. May 31, 2013 #1
    Hi - I am interested if taking the Stanford EPGY uni-level math courses would be a good choice. It seems like they teach university level math courses and you recieve stanford college credit for it. Does anyone know much more about their program? I've been accepted to be able to take classes their (I am a first sem. junior college student majoring in math.)


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  3. May 31, 2013 #2
    I took the EPGY classes while in high school. Quite good for an online class: lectures were clear and problems were provocative. Of course they are quarter length non-honors courses at Stanford, so take this into account. As always, self study has the potential to be a very rewarding experience. Which class are you considering?
  4. Jun 3, 2013 #3
    I'm interested in taking PDEs, Elemntary Real Anaylsis, and Complex Analysis. I would think these would transfer to my school by looking at the similar course syilibi and exact textbook uses (PDEs and Complex Analysis specifcially)
  5. Jun 3, 2013 #4
    I actually misread your post and assumed that you were a high school student. The EPGY program is designed for high school, so I don't know if they would let you take their classes. It's worth asking, though.
  6. Jun 3, 2013 #5
    They did allow me to take classes there.
  7. Jun 3, 2013 #6
    I can't comment on EPGY's PDE since I haven't taken it, but the analysis courses are great.
  8. Jun 3, 2013 #7
    Thank you very much for the answers! I decided to take the RA course to prepare for Rudin since my Linear Algebra wasnt proof based. When you got your transcript from Stanford did it mention EPGY on the transcript?
  9. Jun 22, 2013 #8
    It will not look like you went to stanford. I believe it is issued by their continuing studies program.

    I am a high school student taking EPGY physics courses. The computer systems are archaic but the people are helpful. Unless you are going to stanford, don't count on any credit. However, it is a good way to learn some math particularity if your community college doesn't have many advanced math courses. Since everything is self-paced, in some ways it is better than convectional teaching
  10. Jun 22, 2013 #9
    I would caution taking real analysis before having taken even one proof heavy class...
  11. Jun 23, 2013 #10
    i disagree, analysis can be a good idea to take, as it gives one an understanding of the theory behind calculus, and introduces many tools of pure math, eg set theory. Besides, the epgy course uses ross' 'elementary analysis', not something like apostol or rudin
  12. Jun 23, 2013 #11
    I'm not debating the worth of the class. He stated that all he has taken is linear algebra and it wasn't particularly proofy. I suppose I don't know the rigor of EPGY but when I took RA, it was exclusively proofs and insanely difficult (largely considered to be one of the most difficult undergraduate math courses). If he is not comfortable with proofs, it shouldn't be the first proof course he takes.
  13. Jun 23, 2013 #12
    EPGY is intended for a high school audience and it's RA course, specifically, has great lectures that make it not as difficult to pick up.
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