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Yes there is certainly an advantage to taking calc 2, as you'll understand the subject much better, but its not necessary to get an A in the class (at least for me, since I had a VERY lenient grading professor at a community college). Most of the material is AP physics but with more detail. I had a lot of difficulty dealing with center-of-mass problems especially since I had poor knowledge of integration. Integration won't be used in too many problems, but it is used to derive some of the formulas. Do you have to work 40-50 hours a week? If so, have you taken AP calculus before or is this your first exposure to calculus? if so, then you'll probably have to spend nearly all of your free time outside of work for the calc class.

Also, a lot of the derivations for the formulas use the cross product, but the cross product is not necessary to do the problems. If you want to learn the cross product better, pick up a book that includes multivariable calculus (calc III). Some calc I and II books may include calc III in them as well

Also, a lot of the derivations for the formulas use the cross product, but the cross product is not necessary to do the problems. If you want to learn the cross product better, pick up a book that includes multivariable calculus (calc III). Some calc I and II books may include calc III in them as well

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Well said.

Thanks.

Thanks.

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But there seems to be a great fear of calculus, so I am apprehensive about taking the class in a seven week format, while working so many hours.

The hardest part of calculus is the algebra. If you are good at algebra the rest of it should be fairly easy.

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