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Courses What courses should I have taken before Numerical Methods?

  1. Nov 23, 2009 #1
    Hey everyone, I hope this is the right place to put this. I was wondering if you could answer this question.

    Basically, I'm having trouble with my Numerical Methods course. The only college-level math course I took before this was the Calculus 1 course. I'm wondering if because I hadn't yet gone further with, say, linear algebra (mentioned in the text) and more calculus (in the "calculus review" section of the course I remembered learning about half of what we were doing). So... what courses should a person take before this course? Or am I just clueless?

    (I'd prefer not to believe the latter and will thus go on to blame the text :devil: )
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  3. Nov 23, 2009 #2


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    What prerequisites does your college's course catalog list for the course?

    In general, what you need to know beforehand depends on which specific topics your course covers. I can easily imagine a numerical methods course that would have Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations as prerequisites.
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