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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    School starts again soon

    1st semester is done!

    I think UNH made a mistake, because apparently I have a 4.0GPA, despite that I got a B in political science.
    Okay, so I am taking Calculus next semester (very excited). I bought a copy of "Calculus for Dummies", just because I'm curious. This is, for the first time, a math book that I want to keep moving forward with. It seems like Calculus is the culmination of everything I have learned, the reason why everything is the way it is. Good stuff!

    Next semester I am taking Calculus I, and either general calculus based physics I, or intro to psychology (gen ed).

    So, I need to take a few classes over the summer to prove my worthiness to my immediate college goal (Hampshire College). Looks like I'll be taking four classes. So, I will have space to geek up with one "fun" science class. I am required to take Calculus II over the summer, but that's good because It opens up some the opportunity to really geek up with a "fun" science class.

    I need suggestions though. I can take courses that are somewhat specialized, but only to the point that are "one step" above general physics. They'll all be Calculus based though (Hence Calc II req.). Examples include:
    Thermodynamics
    Statics & Dynamics
    Mechanics I


    Any recommendations??? My prospective major is most likely going to be Physics or mechanical engineering. If figure these types of classes are good because I'll need to take them if I go into Mech. engineering anyways. If I can convince Hampshire college that I am indeed an academic stallion, then my major will be a hybrid of both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
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    I need suggestions though. I can take courses that are somewhat specialized, but only to the point that are "one step" above general physics. They'll all be Calculus based though (Hence Calc II req.). Examples include:
    Thermodynamics
    Statics & Dynamics
    Mechanics I]
    If i remember correctly, and this was a few years ago, but i think the only requisite/co-requisite i needed for statics/dynamics/mechanics was Calc1/2.....

    Thermo the co-req was Calc3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh how i hated thermo.

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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    thermodynamics at UNH only requires Calc II and Physics 407 (part 1 physics for science majors). I didn't check, but once you get into classes that begin with "ME", they pretty much also require Calc 3. Calc 3 is coming. Yes....I have a very long mathematical road ahead of me.
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    Someone was sharing a beginning level calc course (video, ttc) via bittorrent a while back.

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    not all schools classify the calculus in the same way. mine only has two courses that cover the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    If i remember correctly, and this was a few years ago, but i think the only requisite/co-requisite i needed for statics/dynamics/mechanics was Calc1/2.....

    Thermo the co-req was Calc3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh how i hated thermo.
    I took Calculus in high school as part of the AP program. Tested out of Calc 1 and 2 in college, so I started with Calc 3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh how I hated Calc 3!! I didn't take Calc 4.
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    Oh noes COWCULUS!!!

    Oh noes SCHOOL!!!

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    Argh! Don't remind me!!!! I'll have at least 1000 students in the courses my department (department meaning me and my boss) has projects in ---- and my manuals are not yet printed....


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