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Hello physics forum! First let me say this site is excellent for insight into this wonderful subject! I've learned a tremendous amount just by surfing the forums in the short period of time that i've been here.

Now for my reason in posting...

I am currently a senior in high school preparing to begin college in the fall as a physics major. My question is regarding scheduling Calculus and University Physics courses in the same semester without having any background in calculus. The suggested curriculum schedule set up for the University I will attend, suggests that students should take Calculus I and University Physics (calculus based physics... or so I've been told) together in the same semester. Is it realistic that they expect one to learn calculus at the same time they must apply it towards a physics course? Do they ease into the calculus-physics at the same pace as the calculus lessons, or would it be better to ignore the suggested curricula and take calculus before university physics in two separate semesters?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

*Edited*

Sorry I must edit my post because I forgot to ask another question that I had in mind. Is it necessary to take pre-calculus before you take college calculus, or will college algebra and college trigonometry/analytical geometry prepare you enough to take college calculus, without having to take pre-calculus?

Thanks again.

Now for my reason in posting...

I am currently a senior in high school preparing to begin college in the fall as a physics major. My question is regarding scheduling Calculus and University Physics courses in the same semester without having any background in calculus. The suggested curriculum schedule set up for the University I will attend, suggests that students should take Calculus I and University Physics (calculus based physics... or so I've been told) together in the same semester. Is it realistic that they expect one to learn calculus at the same time they must apply it towards a physics course? Do they ease into the calculus-physics at the same pace as the calculus lessons, or would it be better to ignore the suggested curricula and take calculus before university physics in two separate semesters?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

*Edited*

Sorry I must edit my post because I forgot to ask another question that I had in mind. Is it necessary to take pre-calculus before you take college calculus, or will college algebra and college trigonometry/analytical geometry prepare you enough to take college calculus, without having to take pre-calculus?

Thanks again.

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