# Calc III or diff eq?

1. Nov 15, 2004

### kdinser

I am considering taking 1 or the other and possibly both next semester. Is there any advantage to taking one of them first, will taking calc III help me with diff eq or vice versa?

2. Nov 15, 2004

### DaVinci

My advisor and everyone I knew ahead of me recommended taking Diff Eq directly after Calc II. After having Diff Eq and Calc III, I recommend the same thing; take diff eq directly after calc II and then take calc III.

The reason is because Diff Eq builds off of a lot of that you learn in Calc II, sequences and series for example.

3. Nov 16, 2004

### yanoz

DaVinci makes a very good point, it does help to take them that way I would think.

Now if you normally get all A's and stuff then just take both at the same time, that's what I did.