View Poll Results: Which is easier?

Voters
73. You may not vote on this poll
  • Calc III

    42 57.53%
  • Differential Equations

    31 42.47%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
  1. #1
    Recruit Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Northwest Iowa
    Posts
    113
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Which is easier? I have heard different things from different people. Some told me Diffe Q was easy and actually fun, and I've been told Calc III is the easiest calc class.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 239,429, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    16,869
    Points
    239,429
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,658
    Given: 1,526

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III


    I thought trig was hard.


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 537,654, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    38,311
    Points
    537,654
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,352
    Given: 2,530

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    I thought Calc III was relatively easy.



  4. #4
    Recruit
    Points: 6,072, Level: 23
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 478
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    91
    Points
    6,072
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 6

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Calc III. Diffy Q was brutal...and now that I am studying for the FE exam, I realized how little I actually learned in that class.

    If you are required to take DQ, dont take it with smiley! Although, i did alright in the class, I know a lot of my fairly smart friends did not.



  5. #5
    Walk On ZCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    204
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Calc III for me by a longshot....I could see a direct application to what i was doing



  6. #6
    Chili Mac is Back!
    Points: 393,995, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 55.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    28,513
    Points
    393,995
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,731
    Given: 9,359

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    It really depends on who your teacher is. Did anyone have this guy: Powered by Google Docs



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 24,826, Level: 48
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 724
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    dtclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    1,631
    Points
    24,826
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    There's actually two different Diff Eq. classes. One, which I think is 265, is a little easier and another 267 which is a little harder because it covers LaPlace transforms. I know most engineering majors require 267 while other majors only require 265. I still think Diff Eq was easier because my professor spoke English.



  8. #8
    Chili Mac is Back!
    Points: 393,995, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 55.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    28,513
    Points
    393,995
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,731
    Given: 9,359

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    There's actually two different Diff Eq. classes. One, which I think is 265, is a little easier and another 267 which is a little harder because it covers LaPlace transforms. I know most engineering majors require 267 while other majors only require 265. I still think Diff Eq was easier because my professor spoke English.
    When I was in school 267 was DiffEq (and required for engineers), but 265 was calc 3.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 24,826, Level: 48
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 724
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    dtclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    1,631
    Points
    24,826
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    When I was in school 267 was DiffEq (and required for engineers), but 265 was calc 3.
    That might be right. I know there are two separate Diff Eq classes though.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 34,336, Level: 57
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,114
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Skyh13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    3,428
    Points
    34,336
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 151
    Given: 6

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Calc III definitely easier.. and I recommend taking Calc III before Diff EQ, although some people will say it doesn't matter. IMO, it matters enough to be a nuisance if you take Diff EQ before taking Calc III. <---- from personal experience



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 129,551, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tim_redd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    8,030
    Points
    129,551
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 456
    Given: 307

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Dif EQ is way easier. You basically spend an entire semester learning 1 equation.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 65,247, Level: 79
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 1,203
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    wxman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    6,250
    Points
    65,247
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,181
    Given: 564

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    hhhmmm I wills stick with Calc for business



  13. #13
    Recruit Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Northwest Iowa
    Posts
    113
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    haha so far it looks completely even



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 65,940, Level: 79
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,607
    Points
    65,940
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 310
    Given: 177

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    I thought Diff Eq was much easier, and yes it actually was fun! I thought it was by far the easiest of the 4 calc engineering classes.



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 42,793, Level: 63
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 157
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Wx4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    2,401
    Points
    42,793
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 8

    Re: Diffe Q vs Calc III

    Ahhh, DEQ. A whole semester of solving equations that can't be solved.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPNU
  • HOOPS: Iowa State @ Texas Tech
  • February 9, 2016
  • 08:00 PM