Thanks for your support, Samantha, glad you found it useful!

]]>That’s super helpful. I think I will actually try to take it sometime before graduating. While I am studying engineering, I’d probably say that the course I’ve most enjoyed so far was math 220, so 320 seems like a good way of exploring more similar concepts.

]]>Hi Joel!

Thanks for swinging by my blog.

The difficulty really depends on how much you got from prior proofy math courses (120,121,223,220,226,227,322,323 etc), what grades you find acceptable (you could check PAIR to see the kind of grades people got the last term if you haven’t already) and the amount of time you have. There were quite a few non-math people taking the course, and I think most found it quite hard but survived.

There are very few mentions of direct applications of the topics taught in the course to actual engineering or physics etc. However, if you do make the connections on your own you’ll find those analysis concepts do occur often behind the scenes when issues of convergence, smoothness and approximation come up. That said, I would guess you don’t generally need to worry too much about the proofs behind them working as an engineer. However, if you are interested in an advanced (research) degree relating to differential equations, statistics or economics etc analysis is supposed to be quite useful. Also, I believe any proofy math course would help general mathematical reasoning skills, and this is the most proof-based course I have taken so far. It also touches on a lot of fields in pure math (calculus, a bit of abstract algebra, topology and sets) so it is beneficial in that way as well.

Hope that helps ðŸ™‚

]]>Thanks for the review.

I had a question regarding what you got out of this course. While I don’t need it for my degree, I’m interested in taking Math 320. However, I’m hesitant due to its reputation for being very difficult.

Do you feel as if the content is well-geared towards strengthening your overall mathematical and logical reasoning? I’m actually an engineering student, so if you feel as if there’s merit towards engineering fields that would be very interesting as well.

]]>Glad my review helped! Hope the second round of midterms went a bit better ðŸ™‚

]]>Wow, I am still not comfortable uploading with git. >_>

Anyway, I completely agree that the most valuable parts of the course are not what is taught in lecture but the insanity of working on your own project from start to finish with nobody there to help you except your equally-bewildered classmates… :3

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