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In summary, a community college should be adequate for someone taking Physics 2 with calc and Diff Eq. The teacher only has a Master's, and this is not a concern.

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omagdon7 said:

Most likely this won't be an issue. If the course is 3 credit hours, then you'll cover all the typical material - first-order linear (homogeneous and nonhomogeneous), numerical solutions (Euler's method and RK4), higher-order methods (Variation of Parameters and Undetermined Coefficients), along with either, Laplace transforms and series solutions. It's very rare that a class will be able to cover, both, Laplace transforms

Edit: Throw in familiarity with the uniqueness and existence properites of solutions, along with estimation of solutions (upper bounds, etc). Don't forget about reduction of order, either - i.e reducing a second-order equation to a first order, regardless of linearity.

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omagdon7 said:

I attend a community college also and I've had the same concerns in the past,but their are some really great teachers at community colleges! if you don't feel that you're getting all you need in the classroom then self educate! when you learn something on your own you really know it. i feel it also improves your confidence. BTW what school are you attending?

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In order to succeed in Physics 2 with Calculus and Differential Equations, it is important to have a strong foundation in algebra, trigonometry, and basic calculus. It is also helpful to have prior knowledge of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and basic physics principles.

To prepare for Physics 2 with Calculus and Differential Equations, it is recommended to review and practice basic math and physics concepts. It is also helpful to familiarize yourself with the course syllabus and textbook before the class begins. Additionally, practicing problem-solving and critical thinking skills will also aid in success in this course.

Community colleges often offer tutoring services and study groups for students taking Physics 2 with Calculus and Differential Equations. Your instructor may also have office hours where you can ask questions and get additional help. Online resources such as Khan Academy and MIT OpenCourseWare can also provide supplemental material and practice problems.

The amount of time needed to study for this course can vary depending on individual learning styles and backgrounds. However, it is generally recommended to spend at least 2-3 hours outside of class per week reviewing material and completing practice problems. It is important to stay consistent with studying and not wait until the last minute to prepare for exams.

If you are struggling with the material in Physics 2 with Calculus and Differential Equations, it is important to reach out for help as soon as possible. Talk to your instructor, utilize tutoring services, and form study groups with classmates. It is also helpful to review previous material and practice problems to strengthen your understanding of the subject.

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