Looking into Physics / Astrophysics is it to late?

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No. MIT assumes that entering freshmen already have taken pre-calculus.

One problem with MIT if you don't have interest in science and engineering is that the general institute requirements require that all students finish calculus and physics (even if you major in linguistics or anthropology) so that all of the other classes assume this background knowledge.

Ah ok, do you know if any of the other OCW affiliates provide OCW on trig / precalc?
 
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Ah ok, do you know if any of the other OCW affiliates provide OCW on trig / precalc?

not OCW, but I've found this site extremely useful for learning Math (from intro highschool math all the way to the most advanced math you take in undergraduate Applied Physics)

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Otherwise I'd recommend going on Amazon and buying something used and cheap. Also, try to find something with a solutions manual in case you get stuck
 
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not OCW, but I've found this site extremely useful for learning Math (from intro highschool math all the way to the most advanced math you take in undergraduate Applied Physics)

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Otherwise I'd recommend going on Amazon and buying something used and cheap. Also, try to find something with a solutions manual in case you get stuck

I checked this out. And looked up Trig ... I know most of what is already being said in the videos ... is Trig also called Algebra 3 in some places? I took Geometry in 9th, algebra 2 in 10th and Algebra 3 in 11th grade. I was supposed to be taking Pre-calc / statistics (2 different classes) in 12th grade but chose not too.
 

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