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Which courses should I take this semester?

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Hey guys!

I'm currently scheduled to take General Chemistry 1 w/ lab, General Physics 1 w/ lab, Calculus w/ AG 3 and Differential Equations this semester. But I was reading on a site that Linear Algebra teaches you tools that are very useful when learning DE and Calc 2/3. So I'm considering dropping DE and taking Matrix Theory (my University's LA 1.)

Does this sound like a solid plan? Or should I stick with DE. I'd take them both, but that would put me above the credit maximum for my school =/

As a side note, quality of professor isn't too much of a worry. I tend to do most of my learning on my own regardless of the professor.

Thanks!

EDIT: Also, what about dropping Calc 3 instead? Which combo of two classes would be most beneficial?
 
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At the CC I'm going to now, we take all Calculus first and then Linear Algebra and DE in the same final semester.
 
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It depends entirely on your school, really. At my school, virtually every upper-division math course (that is, everything after and including Linear Algebra) is offered once per semester, one semester per year. Thus, if you miss a class, you need to wait another year to take it again. Because of that, I took my first course in Linear Algebra alongside Calculus III last Spring and took Differential Equations in the Summer so I could take PDEs over the Fall. Do you have any similar restrictions?

If not, I'd recommend taking Linear Algebra and Differential Equations concurrently in a later semester, since they complement each other nicely and Calc III is still quite fundamental.
 

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