Originally Posted by Campir
If you learn the different kinds of integration, it can get rough. In first year engineering they tried to weed us out by making the dumb students fail calc. They did this by putting these ridiculous trig substitution questions on our final. You had to integrate by parts then do a trig sub... It got crazy.
I remember the average on our final was 40%. A 55% gave me a B+
In my first year calculus class, our professor gave us a midterm, and the next class when he was going over the midterm and doing the problem on the board, he did it wrong, realized he had the wrong solution and recollected our exams to regrade them. That guy was the worst professor ever, he was this crinkly old swedish guy nobody could understand and constantly told us "Don't worry about your grades, when I was in college I got a C in [some adv. math class] and it was the best class I ever took"