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What other classes should I be taking, if I want to major in electrical engineering? I've heard calc is a BIG one, but I'm getting opinions from you guys.

Sorry I didn't go into much detail, I'm a bit tired tonight. (:

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What other classes should I be taking, if I want to major in electrical engineering? I've heard calc is a BIG one, but I'm getting opinions from you guys.

Sorry I didn't go into much detail, I'm a bit tired tonight. (:

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Stats less so for a starting EE but you'll need it eventually so pay attention to it.

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As for the topics before calculus, algebra 1 and 2 and functions are essential to learning calculus and solving calculus problems. Geometry is not directly useful, but geometric intuition and reasoning can be carried over to calculus. You only need to know the basics of trigonometry to learn calculus (sometimes you don't need any) for the first time. However I think trig is important for many disciplines including engineering because it really is a great way to get used to deriving various formulas given only a few basic identities.

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Well, I can get calc 1 and 2 in before college. Would that be the best thing to do?

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Calc 1 and 2 is basically AP Calculus BC right? If so, this is certainly a reasonable thing to understand before heading off to college provided that you have a good grasp of all of the other subjects you mentioned.

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Linear Algebra

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Same with the one at my college, except for the last two I think. I would recommend taking some sort of calculus in high school to at least expose yourself to them, and if you're good at it, claim AP credit (assuming your school has AP calculus). I don't think it's necessary to go past AP level calculus (which covers up to integral calculus). Even if you do go over vector calculus or linear algebra, your college will most likely make you take those classes anyways, so there isn't too much of an advantage other than just being ahead knowledge wise. There's no dire need to rush.

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