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- | === Insights from the final === | + | === Insights from the 2010 final === |

- Christmas tree problem. A surprising number of people could not translate this word problem into an arithmetic series. | - Christmas tree problem. A surprising number of people could not translate this word problem into an arithmetic series. | ||

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- Series solution problem. Several people used an indicial equation, which is not appropriate because the ODE does not have a singnularity at x = 0. | - Series solution problem. Several people used an indicial equation, which is not appropriate because the ODE does not have a singnularity at x = 0. | ||

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+ | === Feedback from 2010 Students === | ||

+ | Undergrads (ph461) | ||

+ | *Ethan had soft voice (especially when writing on board) | ||

+ | *Less writing on board, more talking, more enthusiasm/excitement | ||

+ | *A few more complicated examples in class would be helpful | ||

+ | *Waiting time for people to complete white board exercises was sometimes too long | ||

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+ | Grads (ph561) | ||

+ | *Would like better alignment with EM and QM, for example, Bessel functions should be moved earlier in term. | ||

+ | *One person said it could have been more challenging - others said it was just right. | ||

+ | *Reduced row eschelon form for matrices was missing from course | ||