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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I am in community college. I participated in Calculus 2 last semester and I passed with an A and I'm currently participating in Calculus 3. The pass rate for Calculus 2 was high (i'd roughly estimate 90+ percent or more of my class passed ).

I'm in physics 1 with calculus and the pass rate is very low. We started with around 40 students and we are around 20 students currently. We just took exam 2 today and it was brutal. A great amount of the class was remaining after 2 hours of testing and a we were given an extra 15 minutes in addition but definitely struggling as occurring. Is this typical of physics classrooms?

My calculus professor told me that the same situation happened last year with the same professor. Again, this is this course isn't general physics, but Physics 1 with Calculus. The requirements to sign up for this course was completion of Calc 1 with a passing grade, so the students in this class are more mathematically inclined than the average loiter on the college.

So to re-iterate my rambling internet post, into a more concise question, how was your experience is physics 1 with calculus or equivalent course? What grades are acceptable in physics 1? I like mathematics and my reasoning as to why I sign up for physics was because I wanted to do "applied mathematics". I consider myself a legitimate amateur mathematician.

I'm in physics 1 with calculus and the pass rate is very low. We started with around 40 students and we are around 20 students currently. We just took exam 2 today and it was brutal. A great amount of the class was remaining after 2 hours of testing and a we were given an extra 15 minutes in addition but definitely struggling as occurring. Is this typical of physics classrooms?

My calculus professor told me that the same situation happened last year with the same professor. Again, this is this course isn't general physics, but Physics 1 with Calculus. The requirements to sign up for this course was completion of Calc 1 with a passing grade, so the students in this class are more mathematically inclined than the average loiter on the college.

So to re-iterate my rambling internet post, into a more concise question, how was your experience is physics 1 with calculus or equivalent course? What grades are acceptable in physics 1? I like mathematics and my reasoning as to why I sign up for physics was because I wanted to do "applied mathematics". I consider myself a legitimate amateur mathematician.

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