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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi, I was reading ratemyprofessor.com (i know - not a good thing, as most bad reviews are written by lazy students) and I came across something a bit strange. Somebody said that he wouldn't recommend taking the first semester of calculus-based physics unless you've taken calc 3 (multivariable) already. But my school only requires one semester (differentiation) as well as taking the 2nd semester (integration) during the same semester as you take the first calc physics course.

Assuming that person isn't just plain wrong, what could he be referring to or trying to mean? Will it simply be easier if you've done calc 3? Is there a layer of understanding that is better appreciated with calc 3 even though you can "get by" with just calc 1? Or is he indeed 'just plain wrong?'

Thx for any help you can provide :)

Assuming that person isn't just plain wrong, what could he be referring to or trying to mean? Will it simply be easier if you've done calc 3? Is there a layer of understanding that is better appreciated with calc 3 even though you can "get by" with just calc 1? Or is he indeed 'just plain wrong?'

Thx for any help you can provide :)