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Calc physics vs. algebra physics

  1. Sep 14, 2006 #1
    Hi, all

    I have never taken a physics course before, but i find it interesting, and may want to major in it. If I start with calc based physics after taking calc 1, what would I be missing from algebra physics?
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2006 #2

    Pyrrhus

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    Nothing, go the calculus way.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2006 #3
    Nothing that you couldn't pick up in a week with one of those "Physics for mystified dummies and idiots" type books (hey, I didn't come up with the titles). Isaac Asimov wrote a Physics book you could probably read very quickly, and that wouldn't look embarassing on your shelf.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2006 #4
    if you know cal already, go to the cal base.
    if you are starting simutaneously, it would be very hard to learn both
     
  6. Sep 15, 2006 #5
    a calc based physics course usually doesn't require that you know anything about physics when you go into it, so you should be fine
     
  7. Sep 15, 2006 #6

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