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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Next semester I will be taking the following courses

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I am wondering if it is advisable to take Mechanics and E&M concurrently, as these are not intro level courses. I already took General Physics I and II, and Calc I, II, and III. I am currently a freshmen in my first semester. Or should I swap out E&M for Engineering Mathematics?

**- Elementary Differential Equations**

Methods for the solution of elementary types of ordinary differential equations with geometrical, physical and chemical applications.**- General Chemistry I (with lab)**

Fundamental principles of chemistry including states of matter, modern atomic and bonding theory, mass and energy relationships in chemical reactions, equilibria, reaction rates and electrochemistry. Properties of the elements and their compounds are discussed in terms of structure.**- Mechanics**

Motion of a particle in one, two and three dimensions, motion of a system of particles, rigid bodies, gravitation, moving coordinate systems, wave propagation along a string, Lagrange’s equations. Hamilton’s equations.*Prereq: Calc 3; coreq: Differential Equations*

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**- E&M**

Fundamentals of electromagnetic theory. Vector analysis, Maxwell’s equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic waves.*Prereq: Calc 3; coreq: Differential Equations*

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**- Engineering Mathematics I**

Systems of linear equations, row operations, Gauss Jordan reduction, matrix algebra, inversion, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Vector Calculus, Green’s Theorem, Stoke’s Theorem, Fourier Series, the solution of the heat and wave equations by Fourier Series, Bessel functions and applications.*Prereq: Calc 3*

I am wondering if it is advisable to take Mechanics and E&M concurrently, as these are not intro level courses. I already took General Physics I and II, and Calc I, II, and III. I am currently a freshmen in my first semester. Or should I swap out E&M for Engineering Mathematics?