If you really like math, don’t take calc 1 as a summer class. They usually jam 4 months of material into 8 or 9 weeks. Calc 1 is really the foundations for everything else, and you really want a good base for the rest of your mathematical studies on it.
Personally I really enjoyed calculus, but never used it much in my field when I graduated. In fact, up until 4 months ago I never used it once (I am a chemist though, not an engineer…)
Lol its actually 6 weeks ill be done on june 18th… i really had no choice, im behind as it is and i have to take physics 1 with calc in the fall so i was forced. But i do enjoy a lot of material. what do u do exactly, if u dont mind me asking, research?
PM me if u want.
From personal experience you can totally take intro physics concurrently with first semester calculus. If you pick up the Schaum’s outline I talked about above you can review differentiation and trig functions which is the most you will need for intro physics.
I concur with the opinion that calculus 1 is the foundation for the rest of calculus and should be taken for the full semester. Six weeks is too short a time to cram all that info into. The next semesters of calculus are just a restatement of the first semester with some special cases thrown in.[/quote]
Another thing that sucks about summer courses is that they tend to skip over things in the interest of time management. At my school I don’t even think that they offered that in the summer, not sure though. It’s good to take those lazy social science classes that are not only worthless but that you could pass with half of your brain tied behind your back in the summer sessions. I hope that he isn’t going to take Calc 2 in the summer too…