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Self study

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Okay so I calmed down from my last post and am ready to actually do something worthwhile.

Would I be able to start self studying material for a future class that doesn't rely on the second half of a mechanics course? Specifically I'd like to start studying some Intro E&M stuff on my own, is there any stuff from mechanics I'll need to make sure I have down cold to do so?
 

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The best way to prepare for E&M is to beef up your vector calculus knowledge.
 
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even for an intro course, i'll need Vector calculus?
 
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even for an intro course, i'll need Vector calculus?
Let's put it this way: Vector Calculus or at least most/all of Intermediate Calculus(if not more) will be very helpful in the Electricity & Magnetism Physics fundamental course for the Physical Science and Engineering majors.
 
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even for an intro course, i'll need Vector calculus?
For Intro E&M you will need to know basic basic vector rules. At my univeristy it was Calc III (not exactly sure if it is the same everywhere).
 

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