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Hey there,

I plan on taking calculus-based physics in the near future, but the class requires a prerequisite physics class, which can be either one of two classes.

One class is an introductory physics class. I looked at course catalog and the textbook that's needed for the course and noticed that it's really mostly just dealing with the algebra in physics more than anything, along with extremely basic concepts that I already know.

The other class is an algebra and trigonometry based course that's slightly more challenging than the previously mentioned class. It doesn't include calculus.

I used to be very poor at math because I never really had much interest in it and didn't give it a chance, but thanks to a new interest and a very challenging, but effective professor, and tons of work on my end, I am very comfortable and confident in my ability with algebra and trigonometry.

So, my initial reaction was to take the algebra/trig based physics, but after looking around, I was a little disheartened at my decision. The general consensus from what I've seen seems to be that physics without calculus is relatively cumbersome and frustrating. It'll become fairly useless once I take calculus-based physics.

I like math, but considering I need to juggle my time between other classes, I'd like to avoid something that'll be both time-consuming and inefficient.

If that is the case, should I just take basic physics?

I plan on taking calculus-based physics in the near future, but the class requires a prerequisite physics class, which can be either one of two classes.

One class is an introductory physics class. I looked at course catalog and the textbook that's needed for the course and noticed that it's really mostly just dealing with the algebra in physics more than anything, along with extremely basic concepts that I already know.

The other class is an algebra and trigonometry based course that's slightly more challenging than the previously mentioned class. It doesn't include calculus.

I used to be very poor at math because I never really had much interest in it and didn't give it a chance, but thanks to a new interest and a very challenging, but effective professor, and tons of work on my end, I am very comfortable and confident in my ability with algebra and trigonometry.

So, my initial reaction was to take the algebra/trig based physics, but after looking around, I was a little disheartened at my decision. The general consensus from what I've seen seems to be that physics without calculus is relatively cumbersome and frustrating. It'll become fairly useless once I take calculus-based physics.

I like math, but considering I need to juggle my time between other classes, I'd like to avoid something that'll be both time-consuming and inefficient.

If that is the case, should I just take basic physics?

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