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thechocoluver445

  • 3 years ago

How is the jump from Trig/Pre-Calc to AP Calc BC?

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  1. timo86m
    • 3 years ago
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    If i can take on calc anyone can :P

  2. Dido525
    • 3 years ago
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    It's a pretty big jump but you WILL get the hang of it. Although I took AB not BC.

  3. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    Haha I heard it was much harder than trig, just wondering. I'm a little intimidated by the word 'calculus' :3

  4. thechocoluver445
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    @Dido525 did u take A and B in the same year?

  5. Dido525
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    You can't do that actually. You have to take AB OR BC.

  6. Dido525
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    I know it sounds intimadating but to be honest it's not that bad and it will help soooooo much in Uni.

  7. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    @Dido525 Well all high schools are a bit different. I took Accl. Alg 2 last year, so this year I'm in Honors Trig/AP Calc A. So next year I will take AP Calc BC

  8. timo86m
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    well i took calc 1 and i found it very easy.

  9. Dido525
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    US stuff :P . I am from Canada :P .

  10. Dido525
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    Okay but I KNOW you can't give the AP calculus AB and BC exam in the same year.

  11. Dido525
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    But don't be intimatated. Calculus is really fun and if you have any questions we are here :) .

  12. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    *sigh* What a relief! I know I'm probably just freaking out over nothing, but that's just me. I heard ap calc was scary from a senior, and i'm only a frosh so i was a little stressed o.o

  13. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    Well I'll take the AP ABC exam next year, at least I think that's what my math teacher said.

  14. Dido525
    • 3 years ago
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    AP calc is hard though I will say. I was sad, whined and cried after doing bad in almost every test but it's soooo worth it :) .

  15. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh no! How was the exam?

  16. NewOne
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    Calc I in my university is review for Calc AB and BC

  17. Dido525
    • 3 years ago
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    I didn't do good because I didn't study but just about everyone got a 5.

  18. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    Pheww. Is it a good or bad thing that I'm taking the AP exam soph year?

  19. NewOne
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    As long as you know your algebra, you can take Calc

  20. thechocoluver445
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    ..I didn't do so hot in Algebra II.

  21. thechocoluver445
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    My teacher made homework optional so I almost never did it, so I got straight B+'s all year :(

  22. NewOne
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    I think you will do fine on differentiation. Integration was a bit hard for me to learn.

  23. thechocoluver445
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    Is it important to have a strong trig bkgd in calc? That's what my teacher keeps saying, that it takes the past years' concepts and applies them in calc

  24. NewOne
    • 3 years ago
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    Do you know your sum and difference identities and double angle ones? That's all I used until I got to a DE course.

  25. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    Yep (: I probably won't be doing DE til college, I plan to take AP Stats and Multivariable Calc as an upperclassman

  26. NewOne
    • 3 years ago
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    DE is offered during second year of university

  27. thechocoluver445
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    Oic. What's freshman in uni?

  28. thechocoluver445
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    Btw sorry if ur getting bugged with me asking so many q's!

  29. NewOne
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    first year = freshman

  30. thechocoluver445
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    You said second? Or did u mean first?

  31. NewOne
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    I did? I said DE course is offered in second year. You won't take DE until you get to second year of college

  32. thechocoluver445
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    Oh I meant what math class is offered/generally taken freshman/first year! Sorry for the confusion lol

  33. NewOne
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    Freshman in math or engineering takes Calc I, Calc II and sometime Linear Algebra.

  34. Dido525
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    I should mention as long as you did decent in Algebra and trig Calc will be fine.

  35. Dido525
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    Engineers must take Linear Algebra. At least at my University.

  36. Dido525
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    This is coming from a student who used to fail at fail and managed to get a 99% on the Calculus final exam.

  37. thechocoluver445
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh. I think I did/am doing pretty good. I plan to be in neurosurgery, does that change anything? :3

  38. Dido525
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    Why are you taking AP calc then? O_o .

  39. thechocoluver445
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    What do u mean?

  40. Dido525
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    As far as I know Medicine does not require extensive knowledge in Calculus.

  41. NewOne
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    Science students in my university still take Calc I and Calc II.

  42. Dido525
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    Okay same here but they don't do multivariable calculus.

  43. NewOne
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    Yup same

  44. timo86m
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    calc is very mechanical.

  45. NewOne
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    They stop at Calc II which is the course on integrations and Taylor Series

  46. Dido525
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    Taylor series are sooo easy though :/ .

  47. thechocoluver445
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    Yes but a strong math background is recommended. I'm still a little iffy on multivariable calc, even though I'm lucky enough to take both AP stats and Multivariable. And really it's because of the track I started in 6th grade. I started Accl. Alg 1 in sixth, so I took accl. geo in 7th and accl. alg 2 in 8th, and now I'm taking honors trig/ap calc a this year because that's the way my schools work.

  48. Dido525
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    Well.... Someone is dedicated lol.

  49. thechocoluver445
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    I figured since I have the option, it won't hurt to be in advanced math. But is it really that necessary? Hmm.

  50. Dido525
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    Not at all.

  51. timo86m
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    the more math the better.

  52. NewOne
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    Yup. She has more motivation than me. I rather play than do math. Lol

  53. Dido525
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    Sure, AP calculus would help you a lot but I know for a fact medicine does not require extensive knowledge in Calculus.

  54. Dido525
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    Well... I do math for fun and I will help others in math but I just hate studying.

  55. thechocoluver445
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    Haha I'm not that great at studying either! Math just..comes naturally I guess. I don't know if I should fill Multivariable Calc up with an off-campus medicine class instead. Or even what I'm going to do senior year!

  56. NewOne
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    Everyone hates studying especially learning everything on the night before exams.

  57. Dido525
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    The thing is though... I know medicine does not require multivariable so unless you really like math I would advice not taking it.

  58. NewOne
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    It's more cramming than studying at that point

  59. timo86m
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    You need calc 2 to do multivariable calc.

  60. thechocoluver445
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    ^I'll admit, I've done that soo many times. :3 Yeahh. @timo86m I'll be doing AP Calc BC next year.

  61. Dido525
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    I have Calc 2 next semester :/ . I am not really that worried though.

  62. thechocoluver445
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    I have pre calc next semester! I'm not that worried anymore thx to you guys! :)

  63. timo86m
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    calc 2 is a little bit harder than calc 1. It is easy but calc 2 makes calc1 look easy.

  64. Dido525
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    Good luck! Calculus is very very interesting once you understand it :) .

  65. timo86m
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    calc is just awesome once you apply it to physics. It is amazing.

  66. thechocoluver445
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    Cool! I think that it's a little different for me since most ppl take calc alongside physics, but I'll take it the year after calc so I guess it's still helpful :)

  67. Dido525
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    Best of luck in Medicine :) .

  68. thechocoluver445
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    Thanks! :D

  69. Dido525
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    I was never a straight A student myself :3 . Very very average :P .

  70. thechocoluver445
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    Oh..I'm a bit of a nerd (but, ya know, still cool ;)) I think I just stress over everything! Lol

  71. thechocoluver445
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    I have to go now, it's getting late. Thanks for all of the input everyone! wish I could give medals to all of you! :D

  72. Dido525
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    I think everyone does when they get to Uni or College to be honest...

  73. Dido525
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    Bye :) .

  74. thechocoluver445
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    Haha I guess I just started earlier :P Ok bye! :)

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