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#1
wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 17 April 2011  09:39 PM
Replies To: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
#2
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 17 April 2011  09:44 PM
In terms of Data Structures, how are you with Linked Lists? From what I've seen, people struggle the most with the concept of Linked Lists, and then again to an extent with Graphs. Beyond that, it's pretty straightforward, imo. If you're good at programming and conceptualizing/visualizing the data structures, you'll be fine.
Hope this helps some.
#3
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 17 April 2011  09:55 PM
#4
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 18 April 2011  03:56 AM
Linear Algebra II on the other hand, according to my professor, is a lot more theoretical in nature (as opposed to Linear Algebra I which is very computational). My understanding is that you will spend a lot more time in Linear Algebra II covering proofs (which I'm not really a fan of). In Linear Algebra I we did a fair amount of proofs but they were mostly just to show up how things come about and there was only 1 or 2 proofs on each test. I had the misfortune of having a total of 5 proofs on my final.
I didn't find Linear Algebra to be that difficult. My problem sets usually took me 23 hours on average. Perhaps you would like to check out this Linear Algebra course offered by MIT. It has video lectures, readins, assignments and exams.
#5
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  06:35 PM
#6
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  06:50 PM
its a moot point though, i think i will take a C and intro Java course this summer, as the 2nd class in C++ I need wont be offered..looks like I wont be able to take data structures after all.
#7
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  06:53 PM
#8
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  06:59 PM
Nikitin, on 19 April 2011  06:53 PM, said:
Thats good advice... but I would probably have to get an add code from the instructor to see if he will add me. I'm pretty much learning it on my own anyway, since I am taking it online. I will just go through the book!
#9
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  07:02 PM
Nikitin, on 19 April 2011  09:35 PM, said:
I thought this was Data Structures II, though. Discrete Math is hardly required for Data Structures I. There's just the basic BigO, a little hashing depending on the school, and basic Graph Theory.
#10
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  07:11 PM
#11
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  07:13 PM
#12
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  07:27 PM
#13
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  07:42 PM
#14
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  08:15 PM
Anyways, we digress offtopic a little.
#15
Re: wondering if I should take 3 CS math courses in 1 sem
Posted 19 April 2011  08:29 PM
