So more recently I went from being an electrical engineering student to becoming a math major. I’ve got my last semester to go in my current program because it looks good for transfer from a community college to a bigger college and I was just wondering if you guys could give me some advice on how best to approach it, best equipment to carry, tips for success in general, etc that kind of thing anything you can offer to help. I plan to major in pure math by the way. Differential equations is my class for this coming semester in mathematics by the way.


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    $\begingroup$ This is way too broad. Can you be more specific? $\endgroup$ – Thomas Andrews Dec 31 '17 at 0:02
  • $\begingroup$ I guess the question is more so where I’ll be leaving the applicable mathematics to dive into the more theoretical side alongside proofs as to what approach is best since I’m assuming differential equations is a lot more theoretical then it is applicable. $\endgroup$ – DBJ970 Dec 31 '17 at 0:11
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    $\begingroup$ This question might be a better response on math.reddit.com. $\endgroup$ – littleO Dec 31 '17 at 0:11
  • $\begingroup$ I did maths in the U.K. so details I have of the American system are a little fuzzy. I’m not sure what you mean by “equipment”, I only used plain paper and a pen (occasionally two pens). Some people brought a ruler or pencil/rubber/multiple colours. Sometimes I would use Mathematica/small computer programs to get a better grasp of a problem but I never brought a laptop to a lecture. From the few American students and short descriptions from professors I get the impression that American courses tend to be more focused on pure maths. $\endgroup$ – Dan Robertson Dec 31 '17 at 0:13
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    $\begingroup$ @MohammadZuhairKhan Questions like this that request advice that is particular to an individual and the programs of their particular institutions are often not well-received at academia.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – eepperly16 Dec 31 '17 at 0:33