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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi everyone!

I'm currently a junior in a college prep high school and I'm very interested in taking AP Calculus AB next year, however, I'm very nervous about getting involved in something as complicated as calculus, and I'm not to sure if I'm qualified enough.

My math background for this year is honors algebra 2/trigonometry. It is comparable to many precalculus level classes in public schools, however, at my school I'd be expeced to take a class called honors precalculus, which covers limits and might satisfy my want to learn calculus. So far this year I've covered equations (basic, complex fractions, polynomials, quadratics, etc.), inequalities, functions (rational and polynomial too), graphing, exponential and logrithmic functions, trig functions of angles, and I'm starting on basic unit circle stuff. I've also covered things like synthetic division, and know the trig ratios and common angle values. I'm also entrolled in honors physics which is basically AP Physics B at a less accelerated pace (we use the same book and material but skip over a few sections)

I'm worried about a couple of things, and need to be told if I should study them independantly prior to taking the class; these things are sequences and series, polar coordinates and equations, analytic trigonometry, matrices and determinants, conics, and some probability.

I'm also planning on taking AP English Literature, Honors Government, and AP Physics or Biology. Would this be too much with AP Calculus?

Any input on whether taking calculus with a accelerated algebra 2/trig and accelerated physics background would be great. thanks!

I'm currently a junior in a college prep high school and I'm very interested in taking AP Calculus AB next year, however, I'm very nervous about getting involved in something as complicated as calculus, and I'm not to sure if I'm qualified enough.

My math background for this year is honors algebra 2/trigonometry. It is comparable to many precalculus level classes in public schools, however, at my school I'd be expeced to take a class called honors precalculus, which covers limits and might satisfy my want to learn calculus. So far this year I've covered equations (basic, complex fractions, polynomials, quadratics, etc.), inequalities, functions (rational and polynomial too), graphing, exponential and logrithmic functions, trig functions of angles, and I'm starting on basic unit circle stuff. I've also covered things like synthetic division, and know the trig ratios and common angle values. I'm also entrolled in honors physics which is basically AP Physics B at a less accelerated pace (we use the same book and material but skip over a few sections)

I'm worried about a couple of things, and need to be told if I should study them independantly prior to taking the class; these things are sequences and series, polar coordinates and equations, analytic trigonometry, matrices and determinants, conics, and some probability.

I'm also planning on taking AP English Literature, Honors Government, and AP Physics or Biology. Would this be too much with AP Calculus?

Any input on whether taking calculus with a accelerated algebra 2/trig and accelerated physics background would be great. thanks!