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I learned that General Physics w/ Calculus doesn't actually have that much calculus, and I already learned a lot of it from taking AP Physics, so I'm deciding whether or not I would rather do Electrical Circuit Analysis, which is also calculus based.

Both classes last throughout the whole year, so I can't take both. When I get out of high school I'm thinking of going into applied physics or electrical engineering, I'm not entirely sure though.

I have to make my decision before Friday of this week. I really enjoy circuits, but I also enjoy physics. I also really enjoy math lol.

Basically, what I'm trying to ask, is which class would I get 'more' out of?

Please respond asap, thanks.

Here are course descriptions of the 3 terms of Electrical Circuit Analysis:

**Fall Term:**

"Designed to give the student a thorough understanding of basic electrical circuit theory, this course covers voltage and current relationships and fundamental methods of circuit analysis. Electrical circuit parameters such as resistance, inductance, and capacitance will be examined through theory and laboratory experiments."

**Winter Term:**

"This course expands upon the techniques of circuit analysis begun in Electrical Circuit Analysis I through theory and laboratory experiments. The course covers the time response of first- and second-order circuits, the steady-state circuit behavior of circuits driven by sinusoidal sources, and the use of Laplace transforms to analyze the transient and steady-state behavior for a number of signal types."

**Spring Term:**

"This is the final course in the electrical circuits sequence. The main emphases of the course are frequency response of circuits, the design and analysis of filters, A/C steady state circuits with Laplace transform analysis, three-phase power, and two-port networks. The laboratory portion of the course will consist of one project involving significant design and analysis."

Here are course descriptions of the 3 terms of General Physics With Calculus:

**Fall Term:**

"A lab course covering vectors, motion, kinematics, forces and Newton's laws, gravity, the conservation laws for momentum and energy, rotational motion, and oscillations."

**Winter Term:**

"A lab course covering electricity, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, and electromagnetic radiation. "

**Spring Term:**

"A lab course covering thermodynamics, fluids, waves, geometrical optics, wave optics, and modern physics."