Due Sunday, October 18, 11:59pm
MAT 2680 students’ instructions
MAT 2680 students, the instructions here are not for you! Do not comment on this post! See the post with your instructions over on the MAT 1575 site here.
MAT 1575 students’ instructions
MAT 1575 students, welcome to the MAT 2680 site! The students in MAT 2680 are learning to solve differential equations. A differential equation is an equation that involves derivatives of some mystery function, for example . A solution of a differential equation is just the mystery function that satisfies the equation. Can you guess a solution of the differential equation ?
MAT 1575 is a prerequisite for MAT 2680 and, to solve differential equations, the students in MAT 2680 have been evaluating an awful lot of integrals, just like you have been! Later in the semester, they will solve differential equations using infinite series; you are just starting your lessons on infinite series!
So the MAT 2680 students are like future versions of you, who have already passed MAT 1575. Even if you are not going to take MAT 2680 yourself, you probably have questions that the MAT 2680 students could answer.
- Maybe you’d like to ask them what skills or material they think is most important from MAT 1575?
- Maybe you’d like to ask them what they wish they’d learned better from MAT 1575?
- Maybe you’d just like to ask them how they succeeded in MAT 1575?
- Maybe you have a more personal question for them like what their major is, what they like about differential equations, what they liked about Calculus II, or what other math classes they have to take?
Now’s your chance to get some advice from students who are just slightly ahead of where you are on their math journeys!
So, your instructions for this assignment are simple: in the comments below, ask the MAT 2680 students any questions you like.
Since you have not commented in this group before, your comments will not appear right away. They have to be approved by the administrator first, but the administrator is me and I’ll approve any questions as long as they are not too inappropriate. Anyone who asks a question will earn participation credit.