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So far, I am finding Differential Equations to be simple compared to Calc 3. In Calc 3, you will need to get used to memorizing the equations and theorems in the latter part of the course. Setting up the integrals is probably the hardest part of Calc 3.
Diff Eq involves way more memorization than Calc 3. In Diff Eq you need to know how to recognize what problem you are dealing wtih and how to solve it.
Setting up integrals in Calc 3 is not that difficult. Perhaps its just me but I find integrals in 3-space and coverting to cylindrical/spherical coordinates to be pretty simple.
In my opinion Calc 3 is way easier than Diff Eq.
Diff Eq is one the toughest (perhaps THE toughest) required math course in engineering curriculums.
Really? Not tensor calculus? (Which isn't required for all engineering majors)
I personally didn't think that DiffEq was that bad. It's a little bit tricky, but once you get over the basic hurdle of understanding what a differential equation really is, it gets a lot easier.
The differential equations class I took was just about memorizing a bunch of methods. It was not too difficult, but it was kind of dull.