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#### Scuzzle

##### Guest

Obviously, I've chosen a career in engineering. Electrical, to be exact. By now, you probably completely understand the thread title. There are two reasons for my concern: 1) I haven't taken a math class in two years, 2) My math knowledge is mostly founded on what I learned attending one of the worst school in Houston, TX.

I had a natural ability in math and physics, finding them so easy in high school and early college that they were always on the back burner while I focused on my other courses, and I did very well in them anyway. However, I'm afraid that I may have lost the wit required to do math, since I haven't been feeding those parts of my brain in years.

I know that I should begin to bone up on them. If I switch majors, I will have until the Fall semester to ready myself for college-level Calculus and Physics courses. I'm planning on taking tutorials, and I've already begun reading some very good Dover publications ("How to Calculate Quickly" by Henry Sticker, and "Essential Calculus with Applications" by Richard Silverman).

My real question is (did it take me long enough to get here?) how intensive are the math courses for engineering degrees? How quickly do they move? Assuming I didn't spend the next several months revamping my mathematic mind, would I be in for hell once I began freshman level Calculus? To put it in an awful sounding way: Do they hold your hand, or is it a free-for-all?

Thanks for any help. And any other advice you think is applicable to my situation would be greatly appreciated.