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Studying Starting 2 calculus classes without background in calculus

  1. Jul 13, 2017 #1
    I started studying calculus last week and in 2 weeks I start my double degree in: Science (Physics) / Engineering (Honours)

    My 4 classes will be:
    FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS B

    MATHEMATICS 2: SERIES AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

    ENGINEERING COMPUTING AND ANALYSIS

    So, what tips do you have for me? Study habits/times/techniques?

    Also, a bit out of context but today i was prescribed Ritalin for 'ADHD-PI', aka ADD. I remember a teacher once told me it makes people zombies and it affects the development of growing brains (im 18 and brains grows until 23-25) So I was just wondering if this is true and if anyone has any experience in taking the medication.

    Thank you in advance
     
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  3. Jul 13, 2017 #2

    scottdave

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    Usually I don't see students taking 4 technical classes (Math/Science/Engineering) at the same time, at least at the start of a college career. Perhaps it's totally doable for you. But most people, who I've seen, would take an English or History or an elective along with 3 technical classes.

    You may want to speak with your doctor and pharmacist about the potential effects of Ritalin on you.
     
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