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Calc Physics 2 w/ Algebra Phy 1

  1. May 28, 2013 #1
    I took algebra based physics 1, and need physics 2 to graduate. I don't want to take algebra based. Is it possible to take calc based physics 2 with taking algebra based physics 1?

    If i talked to my school what would they say? What if I needed calc physics 1 and 2 for BS would they sub 1?
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  3. May 28, 2013 #2
    The calc based is probably the prerequisite, so on those grounds it is unlikely they will let you take physics II that is a calc based class. However, is it REALLY necessary? That is a little more open to debate, and I'd wager that it might not be. That doesn't mean that your school will let you do it anyways though.
  4. May 28, 2013 #3
    Is what really necessary?

    1.If I do a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry I can take physics 2 algebra and get the credit i need, but i hate to take it without calculus, but i will if i have to.

    2. Bachelors of Science Chemstry Any / Biochemistry Concentration: requires calc physics 1 and 2.
  5. May 28, 2013 #4
    It depends on the course. My school's calculus-based physics 1 and 2 courses do not use calculus and only algebra.
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