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Also, is there any books that you would recommend for physics reading, and are there any books you would recommend for math self-teeaching?

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Also, is there any books that you would recommend for physics reading, and are there any books you would recommend for math self-teeaching?

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And personally I think the Feynman lectures on physics are excellent books, but they may be a bit beyond your mathematical level at this point. I'm not sure what would be a good, non-calculus physics book. Perhaps you could ask at the school?

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You will learn everything in a high-school calculus class that you would in a college calculus class. That said, I found university calculus to be much, much harder than high-school calculus. I never did homework in high-school, slept through class and got an A in calculus BC. I took college calculus so I could start off with an A, and I made a C in calc I! High-school calculus is great, but you will get out of it as much as you put into it. As cliche as it sounds, hard work pays off. This is a lesson you will be much better off to learn in high school than in college.

My experience was very similar, though I only took Calc AB in high school, and I didn't blame my difficulty in college calculus on high school being too easy so much as my own expectations that I was going to coast through without studying since I had done so well in high school calc. If you don't make my mistake of being overly arrogant/confident that your high school course is going to adequately prepare you for college, then every little bit extra you learn in high school can only help you understand stuff better in college.

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What I am afraid of though is that the college that I go to will not allow me to retake calc 1

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I have friends that got 5s(AP) and ended up with Cs and Bs. Really, high school doesn't prep at all. I never even took calculus in high school and I get A's in college. The reason being, high school only requires regurgitation of formulas( i.e take derivative this, take integral that etc). I college you are required to understand the concepts and apply them( proofs, science applications etc.) So the only advantage of taking high school Calc is that you already know the basic formulas whereas someone else who didn't won't. But really, how long does it take to learn a couple of formulas? Five, ten minutes?

hmm good books. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914098896/?tag=pfamazon01-20 (very hard, wait until senior yr and use this in conjuction with HS calc)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0130606200/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0471406473/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0817636773/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Thats about all that I can think of.

hmm good books. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0914098896/?tag=pfamazon01-20 (very hard, wait until senior yr and use this in conjuction with HS calc)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0130606200/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0471406473/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0817636773/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Thats about all that I can think of.

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Better to suffer a little now so you could have an easier time in college and hence a better gpa.

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