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## Main Question or Discussion Point

This fall will be my first semester at a university. I have a pretty easy schedule in HS so I'm studying the Feynman lectures and working Irodov's problems. Since the university doesn't give credit for University Physics I&II (Mechanics and E&M) for the AP Physics C exams, I'm planning to test out of University Physics I&II through a comprehensive exam administered either over the summer or during my first semester at the university. I really like physics so I figured this would allow me to jump into the more advanced physics courses early on.

My first semester schedule will probably be something like this (15-18 credit hours):

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Structures

English

Bio/Chem (second year)

Humanities Course

My question is should I try to test out of Physics I&II, and if so, is it a good idea to take Physics III and Mathematical Methods in Physics I (both must be taken simultaneously) my first semester or wait until second semester? Thanks.

My first semester schedule will probably be something like this (15-18 credit hours):

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Structures

**or if I do well on the comprehensive exam**, Physics III [Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, physical and wave optics, relativity, photons, matter waves, atomic physics] and Mathematical Methods in Physics I [Differential equations, linear equations, vectors, matrices, Fourier series, and numerical methods]English

Bio/Chem (second year)

Humanities Course

My question is should I try to test out of Physics I&II, and if so, is it a good idea to take Physics III and Mathematical Methods in Physics I (both must be taken simultaneously) my first semester or wait until second semester? Thanks.