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bagasme

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I'm currently not taking college for lack of financial support and inability to living outside my residence town.

If I take college, I will majoring into Computer Science (CS). Beside math subjects (calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, etc.), I will also take introductory physics course. Algebra-based physics course for non-physics major will suffice for CS, but I heard that by taking calculus-based physics course, I can truly understand physics formulas and how they derived, and some people said that it is better than algebra-based one. However, my understanding on calculus was not up to par (e.g. difficult to solve optimization problem using derivative, doesn't know how to evaluate definite integral because my high school curriculum doesn't touch about it, difficulty on evaluating limits).

Should I take calculus-based physics course, or just stick to algebra-based physics? Is calculus-based physics worth for Computer Science major?

Regards, Bagas