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Master List of EPGY/Multivariable-Related Links

InquilineKeaInquilineKea Posts: 2,309- Member
edited March 2011 in High School Life
LIST OF EPGY/Multivariable/Post-Calculus BC RELATED LINKS:
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http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=133510
http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=40984
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?8/81881
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/archive/index.php/t-22179.html
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=327231
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=206149
http://www.mathlinks.ro/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=30263
http://www.mathlinks.ro/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=98866
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Course webpages:
http://epgy.stanford.edu/courses/math/index.html

http://cty.jhu.edu/cde/math/courses/multivariable.html
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Questions to ask:

- Will the institutions that I'm planning to attend reward credit for my courses? Will I want to retake them?
- Am I taking this merely to show colleges that I pursued additional math once I finished Calculus BC? (and do not anticipate credit for such courses). If so, consider the below.
- Am I the type to procrastinate? Keep in mind that self-paced distance courses are easy to procrastinate on, and that it may be very painful to finish up with the work.

To consider:
- Depth is often achieved by doing more problems by yourself, rather than by the course itself.
- Note that the courses are computational and non-proof based. If one desires a rigorous course with highly motivated students who are mostly interested about mathematics, try the below: (or check out the textbooks "Calculus Volume 1" by Apostol or "Calculus" by Spivak.
http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Classes/AoPS_C_About.php. Keep in mind that universities will not reward credit for any courses off artofproblemsolving.com, but students typically get more online instructor and peer instruction from them.
- Read The Calculus Trap: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_A_Calculus.php
- EPGY forbids you from allowing you to make photocopies of your tests. Keep this in mind if you consider taking an EPGY course.
- EPGY splits its multivariable calculus course into two, as per Stanford standards. This is rarely done in other universities.
- There are distance learning multivariable calculus courses offered by other institutions. If you have any links, please reply to this thread and post below.
-ArtofProblemSolving.com students are exceptional in math. If you're not hardcore into math, take their definition of "too easy" into consideration.

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Some months from now, when the old threads go down, at least some people will use the search feature on threads titled with EPGY, and I think that those who search for EPGY would choose this thread first. Anyways, enjoy.

Note: texas137 and tokenadult have some very good points. Pay special attention to their posts. Note that the UT-Austin link is broken. Multivariable calculus is often referred to as "Calculus III" in many institutions.
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