I'm going to start college in the fall for EE and I made a 5 on my mechanics AP test and a 4 on my E&M AP test. I've been told that these are two weeder classes at my university and while I am confident I could make an A in both with hard work, I'm starting to think it might be smart to save myself from the wrath of these courses again and instead just claim the credit. (I've talked to some students from my college who say take it and run but most of them are only first year so I don't know whether to trust this advice or not.) Correct me if I am wrong, but I figure that the physics you learn in a first year uni class isn't really what you use in engineering. The thing that worries me if that I have to take a "Modern physics for engineers" and I don't want to screw myself over by not repeating the courses if this modern phys. class is closely related and difficult to jump into again after just claiming AP cred. If I don't take these classes, I will be able to squeeze in another liberal arts cred or two that I need for my degree plan (a humanities or history of some sort) and go from 13 to possibly 15 hours. So my questions are: - Is mechanics/E&M really all that fundamental in other engineering courses such that I will get screwed over if I don't retake it? - What exactly does a "modern physics for engineers" entail? - Is there anything else I should consider as far as my options go?