I already found a website where I can practice problems:) so I'm all set for summer.
Khan Academy videos are horrible, and videos aren't going to be that helpful in general. Like Ogg and Micromass have said, you need to do problems yourself. I could explain the entirety of the concepts from calculus one in ten minutes, that doesn't mean you'll actually be able to solve any problem yourself afterwards. It's the same with watching videos of others solving problems.If you are a college student, then taking calc 1 over the summer isn't a bad idea if you want to graduate on time. Use khan academy and go through every video, and mathstockexchange for any questions you might have or thsese forums. Just need to be very disciplined.
Calculus can be as easy or as hard as the professor makes it, your subjective experience is no guarantee the OP will find it easy or their class will be easy.Calculus online is very easy
Why calculus 1 over the summer bad? Is there something wrong with it? I really need to take it because, my dads university will only pay until I am 24. If I wait until fall to take calculus, that will set be back TWO more semesters.
I'm in a community college, and if I want to transfer I need to do it by fall 2017. I should be applying by fall 2016. Since Penn State has rolling admissions :)
You have a hellofalotof work to do between now and the time when you take your summer-session Calculus course. Start reviewing NOW for "College Algebra" and Trigonometry - may take you 6 months; learn everything well in your review. Then, pre-study Calculus 1 on your own using whatever GOOD book you can find; and learn the material well or as well as you can, and with plenty of practice. Calc 1 on your own may take 5 or 6 months. Be sure that you cover ALL the topics that will be in the official Calculus 1 course that you plan on taking in the summer session, because no professor will care if you missed anything - they will just keep going expecting that you covered what is needed in your calc 1 course.some professors and I have noticed that I do much better with one subject. So I don't think taking ONLY calculus will give me a lot of problems.
EXACTLY!!If you really really want to make the course, then self-study it and make sure you understand everything before taking the course. That is in my opinion the only way to pass this course comfortably and be prepared for the new material that will follow later.
If you want suggestions, then just buy the calculus book that you will be using and work through it carefully.
Old books are often excellent. You can also use more than one for reassurance or for a different arranged wording or sequencing of a topic's presentation.i actually have some old calculus textbook. Should I start from there? Do I need some precalc background before I can read some of the topics?