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Got a 3 on AP BC, and not taking math class this fall, so figure i can self study.

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Got a 3 on AP BC, and not taking math class this fall, so figure i can self study.

Thanks

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If you want to learn more of the theory behind calculus, the books by spivak and apostol are generally thought of as the best.

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so my book does include the materials of Cal II and III?

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However a 3 on the AP BC test is the lowest passing score right? Are you sure you even know calculus I well enough to go on?

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also, besides the textbook, what tools would you guys recommend to assist me in learning Calc II

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Textbook's pretty much it, calculus II is mostly covered in a typical calculus BC class.

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I don't know what your major is, but if it is math or physics or engineering or economics or anything else that uses math a lot, and you are planning to self-study in order to skip classes, then only do so if you are absolutely sure you know the material and you are very self-motivated and somewhat gifted in math. I saw many fellow students flounder in classes (and even wash out) simply due to poor math skills - taking exams designed to be time-pressured and having to perform elaborate calculations right the first time means you really need to know this stuff. Trying to get ahead by skipping classes only works for very few people.

Don't mean to be a bummer, but I just want you to think twice before you make such a decision.

If you are just doing this for fun, then as other folks said it depends upon your goals and interests.

Good luck.

Jason

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But from what people reply earlier it seems like i already learn Calculus II, I thought calculus II is mulivariable differiention and vectors?

So let me just make this clear. I have finish high school AP BC Calculus, in which it covers Series and Sequence, more Integration techniques, and some Polar and Parametics. And this is Calculus II?

So i might assume that Calculus III is from Vectors to Stoke's Theorem?

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