What am I getting from my classes? Garden of ideas
I am a college student. I want to document what I’m actually getting from my classes. This will be updated every semester.
- Score: 10/10
- Value: working on really hard problems for hours and learning linear algebra, group theory, and how it relates to geometric structures
- Probably one of the best math classes I’ll take at MIT. The professor was a great lecturer, comprehensive, and made his problem sets like stories as you gradually uncovered a picture of the objects studied. It was hard though, and sometimes I felt very done, but I held through and it was worth it.
14.02 - Macro-economics
- Score: 7/10
- Value: getting exposure to using math to model real-world (non physical) phenomenon, and getting a better grasp on basic economy things/finance concepts
18.022 - Multivariable Calculus
- Score: 7/10
- Value: getting more experience with the idea of integration and building up towards systematic/rigorous proofs of (somewhat) complex resutls
- more practice with multi / calculus,
- some focus on analysis type delta-epsilon proofs and a rigorous approach to open sets / manifolds
- problem-sets were kind of tedious and annoying though, although I guess I got integration practice
- knew quite a bit of the content though, so wasn’t super useful.
5.111 - Chemistry
- Score: 4/10
- Value: some better understanding of how chem works
- didn’t go to lecture after like 1/4 of the course because they were very bad, did symbol bashing in recitation and got it to work on psets, did pattern matching more than actual chem.