As you probably know from my previous post, I have enrolled in 6.002x Circuits and Electronics which is a prototype class for MIT's new online learning initiative called "MITx"
It's been 3 days since the course started and the things so far are looking pretty rosy.
There was zero differential equations or any of the 'advanced' math so, I survived it. The lecture sequences were taught nicely and the tutorial videos supplemented them pretty well. The text-book was another useful resource. I already knew some(little, very little) of the stuff that was being taught so it was kind of easy for me.
However, I wouldn't go as far as to say it was 'easy' because it wasn't. The lecture sequences were 'easy' but that was probably because I didn't have to do anything other than relax in my chair and watch them. The text-book was very detailed but hey, I'm not complaining. It did well to explain the concepts. It was doing the homework that was 'hard'. Not surprising you say eh?
I had been postponing doing the homework problems since the last 2 days but today, I decided to get them done. I sat at about 6pm, fresh/drowsy from a short nap and it took me the next 3 hours to do every single one of the problems 100% correctly. The chew-marks on my pen(yes PEN) should probably tell the tale.
Anyway, they were indeed kinda difficult. They sure did make me think. So, this is what problem-sets look like eh?
Never mind the time spent wondering what had gone wrong because, in the end, I came about with a sense of satisfaction that I knew more after solving the problems than I knew before doing them.
Until next time,
|This is pretty much what the homework segment looks like now but it sure didn't come easily!|
|This didn't come about easily either.|