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I want to eventually do quantum physics (or some aspect of theoretical physics), so naturally I will be doing linear algebra after I finish my calc sequence, however, my school offers a course called 'College Matrix Algebra' and the only pre-req is Intermediate Algebra. Would this benefit me at all later on in any maths and physics classes, or is this class not very rigorous? I am at a community college by the way, if that has anything to do with the cirriculum. I always get an alternate text and do my own math courses anyways since I don't trust the courses they offer (or the professors for that matter).

They seem to dumb things down for all of the lazy kids in my classes.

Here is a description from the website:

116 College and Matrix Algebra

3 hours, 3 units

Prerequisite: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50.

One of the aids which might be used to determine readiness for this course is a qualifying score on the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test. This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of business or life science students in preparation for calculus. Matrix algebra and linear programming will also be included. Analytical reading and problem solving are required for success in this course. Transfer Credit: CSU and/or private coll/univ. UC Transfer Credit: Mathematics (MATH) 116 and 141 combined: maximum credit, four units.

They seem to dumb things down for all of the lazy kids in my classes.

Here is a description from the website:

116 College and Matrix Algebra

3 hours, 3 units

Prerequisite: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50.

One of the aids which might be used to determine readiness for this course is a qualifying score on the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test. This course is designed to strengthen the algebra skills of business or life science students in preparation for calculus. Matrix algebra and linear programming will also be included. Analytical reading and problem solving are required for success in this course. Transfer Credit: CSU and/or private coll/univ. UC Transfer Credit: Mathematics (MATH) 116 and 141 combined: maximum credit, four units.

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