I am a computer science major with a minor in mathematical sciences. I just finished up Calculus I this semester (with a 97%, yay!) and scheduled to take Calculus II this summer. The list of available fall classes was just released and I'd like to take either Calculus III or Linear Algbera. I could possibly take them both; however, as a full-time worker with two children and a wife, is it wise to try taking them both at the same time? I planned on taking one with another computer science course or my last general education science course. I know universities are different when it comes to what is taught in Calculus III and Linear Algebra, so I've pulled each description from my university's catalog:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Calculus III:An introduction to multivariable calculus. Exposition covers vectors and vectorvalued functions; partial derivatives and applications of partial derivatives (such as tangent planes and Lagrangian multipliers); multiple integrals; volume; surface area; and the classical theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.

Linear Algebra:An explanation of the basic concepts of linear algebra. Topics include vector spaces, applications to line and plane geometry, linear equations, and matrices, as well as linear transformations, changes of basis, diagonalization, similar matrices, Jordan canonical forms, eigenvalues, determinants, and quadratic forms.

So, long post short, which class do y'all recommend I take first? Or should I just bite the bullet and take both courses Fall semester and work on major/final general education course later?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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# Fall 2010 - Calculus III or Linear Algebra

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