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Calculus class-will i struggle?

  1. May 10, 2010 #1
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    Ok, its not exactly related to this section but I need your help!
    I want to do maths as minor at university. My major is in science as I started doing a sport science degree and didn't want to waste all the units I had done.


    My university only has 3 maths units so I have to do them all. I am told that 2 are fairly easy but the third is calculus and is hard. As its my minor I will never have to teach calculus but there just aren't enough maths units offered. Do you think I will stuggle??

    When I was at school I did top maths until yeat 11, so I started geometry and trig. I left school in 2005.

    Let me know what you think
     
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  3. May 10, 2010 #2

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    Yes, if it has been 5 years since you took math, you will really struggle. To do calculus, you will need to be really good at algebra and trig. Of course, I can't say how fast you will pick it up again.
     
  4. May 10, 2010 #3
    thanks for you opinion. i have been told that the lecturer for the class is the same guy we had for our physics/chem classes and he was really good with those. I was able to pick-up chemistry which i dropped in my final year at school! thanks again
     
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