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My Calc II professor just said that it's basically the partial derivative, and it should take me a few minutes to learn how to do/use them.

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My Calc II professor just said that it's basically the partial derivative, and it should take me a few minutes to learn how to do/use them.

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Yep. Partial derivative.

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That's it though??

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Solving Exact Equations

Solving Seperable Equations (was this a Calc II concept?)

Slope Fields

Partial Derivatives (and their manipulation)

IMO - these are pretty intuitive concepts, and they shouldn't require more than a few hours and a few problems total to understand enough.

Dependencies aside, some other things to consider:

-What other classes are you taking? Calc III, ODE, and a Physics class seems like quite the rigorous load. 2hrs/night of homework for each easy. I've been spending as much time per night on my 3 credit ODE class as I did on my 4 credit Calc III class (which was after a 10 year break from Calc II! so I was even slower!).

-Be careful about getting 'wires crossed' with concepts in the two classes. You might find a way to solve something in ODE that you're not meant to in Calc III (some of the slope-field interpretation comes to mind regarding this).

-Some of the skills in Maple (or your choice of CA system) that I learned in Calc III have come in handy during some of the computer-oriented parts of ODE already (you can get away with using MS Excel for most things, minus the graphing part). This probably depends on your text and how in depth your instructors use computers.

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Linear Algebra is the subject mostly used in ODE, I took LA after ODE (right now infact) its obvious that the two are very closely linked.

Other than that you should be able to integrate single variable expressions

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Exact Equations are a particular form of a DE which was covered at the end of my Calc III in a bit of detail (form: M(x,y)

We've used them to solve certain type of problems in my ODE class, and they're mixed in with some other solutions to identify which technique should be used. I think they were presented as a good application of partial derivatives in Calc III (as they applied the concept that f

But, even with all this said - your school may have things broken up a little differently so this is all moot anyhow. Good luck.

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