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Physics 1 after Calculus 2?

  1. May 26, 2012 #1
    My university's prerequisite is calculus 1 (which I've taken AP Calculus AB) to take Physics 1 (calculus based). My question is should I wait until I've completed calculus 2 to take physics 1? I've taken AP Physics B and did relatively well in it (although I don't remember everything perfectly..)
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  3. May 26, 2012 #2
    Nope, just take it after calc I.
  4. May 26, 2012 #3
    Yes, I do not think that Physics 1 should require too much difficult calculus. Perhaps the only difference is that you will be relying much more on definite integrals, and dot/cross products. The Calculus AB curriculum would be sufficient, although some topics you may have to relearn.
  5. May 27, 2012 #4
    Take it as soon as possible (that is: now).
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