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Go straight to calc based or finish non calc

  1. Oct 20, 2011 #1
    It's about time to register for the spring semester in my cc, and i'm not sure whether i should enroll in calc based physics course or finish a second non calc based one. In this semester im enrolled in a non-calc based general physics course, because im still working on finishing calc I. I provided the descriptions below. From what you know, is it a bad idea to jump straight into a calc based physics? It's not about my academic background or capabilities, but about missing out on anything.

    As of right now, i'm planning to enroll in phy 112. Any comments?

    General Physics I (PHY111) 4 Credits

    Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter. Note: PHY111 is recommended for preprofessional and suggested for certain other majors. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: PHY111 or PHY111AA. Prerequisites: MAT182, or MAT187, or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of Department or Division.

    General Physics II (PHY112) 4 Credits

    Includes electricity, electromagnetism, and modern physics. Prerequisites: PHY105 or PHY111.

    University Physics I (PHY115) 5 Credits

    General physics course using calculus to develop the principles of mechanics and thermodynamics. Recommended for majors in the sciences and mathematics. Required for Engineering majors. Prerequisites: MAT220 or MAT221 or department consent. Corequisites: MAT230 or MAT231. One year High School physics or PHY111 and PHY112 is strongly recommended.

    University Physics II (PHY116) 5 Credits

    Principles of electricity, magnetism, waves, and optics. Required for Engineering majors. Prerequisites: PHY115 and (MAT230 or MAT231). Corequisites: MAT241.
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  3. Oct 20, 2011 #2
    Do you cover integral calculus in calc I? Ofter times calc I is primarily differentiation.
  4. Oct 20, 2011 #3
    integral calculus of functions of one variable in calc I.
  5. Oct 20, 2011 #4
    As long as you have the required pre courses you should be fine. Additionally, note any corequisites that are required for that course.
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