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Old 12-11-2011, 04:15 PM   #41
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I did fairly well in physics but Cal 1 and 2 killed me and pushed me out of engineering. Now, I'm a nobody.
This. **** Calculus.
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I write my physics final tomorrow and I dunno. It's AC circuitry involving lots of integration and differentiation, I had 94% until our last test that had a 50% avg! I had physics locked down until the stuff we started covering in the last few weeks and I'm not alone in my class.
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Wow, very timely. I just got done taking finals all week last week. I'm ME as well. Took cal 3, diff eq, physics two, and statics and dynamics this semester. Stuff got rough, but I came out with a pair of A's and B's. Physics gets tough, especially when taking high level math courses. I have a lot of friends who I consider more intelligent than myself, who got C's and D's in physics. It doesn't seem to have meant much though, they are doing just as well as I am in their eng. courses. Physics covers a lot of material so it gets hard to organize it all in your head. What's important is that you can hone in and become great at the material you deal the most with in your specific discipline.

Although, after this semester I've begun to realize how much I find this engineering boring, so I may be switching out.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:30 PM   #44
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Well grades came back. A in statics, B in physics (unexpected) and a C in CalcIII. That sucks, I really thought I did better in calc III :( Looks like i'll be revisiting that class in the spring.
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Well grades came back. A in statics, B in physics (unexpected) and a C in CalcIII. That sucks, I really thought I did better in calc III :( Looks like i'll be revisiting that class in the spring.
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C in CalcIII. That sucks, I really thought I did better in calc III :( Looks like i'll be revisiting that class in the spring.
That's not bad, was it your first attempt?

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Im taking calc 2 for engineers and physics for engineers. Looking forward to physics but not calc 2 everyone tells me its the most difficult because the integration.
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That's not bad, was it your first attempt?

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Yep first attempt. I'll hit you up for help with linear algebra next quarter for sure.
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Clos, Cal 2 is definitely the hardest of the tradition Cal 1,2,3. I got a B in that class, iirc I got like an 84-86. The best advice I can give you is not to psych yourself out. A good friend of mine who I'd study with always seemed to know the material better than myself, but never did as well on tests, and inevitably got a low C or high D in the class. The material is quite tricky, yes, but its not terrible and can typically be reasoned out once you get a really good handle on the calculus basics.

Wayne, I'm quite impressed by your A in statics. For me that was 10x more challenging than cal 3 ever got. And if you need help in cal 3, feel free to PM me too, I've taken it as my responsibility to help friends with cal 3 after I managed to get a 100.5% test average and exempted the final. Btw, I too got a very unexpected B in physics, I was confident I was getting a C.
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Soo I think I just failed my Diff EQ final... god damn it. Guess I am taking it again...
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Clos, Cal 2 is definitely the hardest of the tradition Cal 1,2,3. I got a B in that class, iirc I got like an 84-86. The best advice I can give you is not to psych yourself out. A good friend of mine who I'd study with always seemed to know the material better than myself, but never did as well on tests, and inevitably got a low C or high D in the class. The material is quite tricky, yes, but its not terrible and can typically be reasoned out once you get a really good handle on the calculus basics.

Wayne, I'm quite impressed by your A in statics. For me that was 10x more challenging than cal 3 ever got. And if you need help in cal 3, feel free to PM me too, I've taken it as my responsibility to help friends with cal 3 after I managed to get a 100.5% test average and exempted the final. Btw, I too got a very unexpected B in physics, I was confident I was getting a C.
I got an Easy A in calc 2. I bipassed the final because I did so well on all the exams.

Some people favor Calc 1 and 3 and struggle with 2. I struggled with 1 and 3 and did awesome with calc 2. Calc 2 was most definitely my favorite math class ever.
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