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Disquisition
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12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.
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12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.
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12/25/2014 2:33:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

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12/25/2014 2:51:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 2:33:34 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

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Lol
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12/25/2014 7:47:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

No sh*t lol
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12/25/2014 8:04:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Calculus III is just multi-dimensional Calculus I. You'll find it very easy if you did well in your first two calculus courses. Just about everything is easy (albeit long and tedious), except maybe a bit of the vector calculus towards the end of the course. I ended up with around a 102 in the course.
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12/25/2014 8:28:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 7:47:21 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

No sh*t lol

*blinks innocently*

Calculus is where you calculate things and was invented by Isaac Newton.
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12/25/2014 9:27:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 8:28:37 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/25/2014 7:47:21 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

No sh*t lol

*blinks innocently*

Calculus is where you calculate things and was invented by Isaac Newton.

Though Calculus 3 usually studies DiffEQ and Laplace transforms, neither of which was invented by Newton.
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12/25/2014 10:01:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 9:27:09 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/25/2014 8:28:37 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/25/2014 7:47:21 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

No sh*t lol

*blinks innocently*

Calculus is where you calculate things and was invented by Isaac Newton.

Though Calculus 3 usually studies DiffEQ and Laplace transforms, neither of which was invented by Newton.

I dunno. I just remember reading somewhere that Newton invented Calculus.
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12/25/2014 10:07:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 8:04:26 PM, Subutai wrote:
Calculus III is just multi-dimensional Calculus I. You'll find it very easy if you did well in your first two calculus courses. Just about everything is easy (albeit long and tedious), except maybe a bit of the vector calculus towards the end of the course. I ended up with around a 102 in the course.

Ah ok I heard the vector calculus was a bit tough but will I need to know all that stuff about polar.
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12/26/2014 1:09:53 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

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12/26/2014 7:41:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 10:17:04 PM, RevNge wrote:
I'm only on Pre-Calc, so...

Derp.

Really, it should be easy, I can give you all my notes if you want them.
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12/26/2014 7:43:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 10:01:08 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/25/2014 9:27:09 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/25/2014 8:28:37 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/25/2014 7:47:21 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

No sh*t lol

*blinks innocently*

Calculus is where you calculate things and was invented by Isaac Newton.

Though Calculus 3 usually studies DiffEQ and Laplace transforms, neither of which was invented by Newton.

I dunno. I just remember reading somewhere that Newton invented Calculus.

He did. Laplace discovered a different way to do the exact same thing and it has uses in particular fields where it is easier to use, like electrical engineering. There was also another guy, whose name escapes me, that discovered Calculus (just like Newton) a few years later completely independent of Newton (I want to say it was in India or something).
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12/26/2014 7:45:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 7:43:43 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/25/2014 10:01:08 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/25/2014 9:27:09 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 12/25/2014 8:28:37 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/25/2014 7:47:21 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/25/2014 1:24:02 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 12/24/2014 5:13:55 PM, Disquisition wrote:
I got an A in calculus 1 and 2 and thought both were fairly easy. Does anyone have any tips I can take to Cal 3 next semester, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should expect some form of math.

No sh*t lol

*blinks innocently*

Calculus is where you calculate things and was invented by Isaac Newton.

Though Calculus 3 usually studies DiffEQ and Laplace transforms, neither of which was invented by Newton.

I dunno. I just remember reading somewhere that Newton invented Calculus.

He did. Laplace discovered a different way to do the exact same thing and it has uses in particular fields where it is easier to use, like electrical engineering. There was also another guy, whose name escapes me, that discovered Calculus (just like Newton) a few years later completely independent of Newton (I want to say it was in India or something).

Interesting. Thank you for clarifying. :)
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12/26/2014 8:17:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/25/2014 10:07:12 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/25/2014 8:04:26 PM, Subutai wrote:
Calculus III is just multi-dimensional Calculus I. You'll find it very easy if you did well in your first two calculus courses. Just about everything is easy (albeit long and tedious), except maybe a bit of the vector calculus towards the end of the course. I ended up with around a 102 in the course.

Ah ok I heard the vector calculus was a bit tough but will I need to know all that stuff about polar.

Yes, but if you know the polar coordinate transform, taking multiple integrals in polar coordinates is easy. It's probably one of the easiest things in the whole course.
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12/26/2014 8:29:27 PM
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At 12/26/2014 8:17:36 PM, Subutai wrote:

Yes, but if you know the polar coordinate transform, taking multiple integrals in polar coordinates is easy. It's probably one of the easiest things in the whole course.

Well our teacher let us simply write out the integral of certain sectors on a polar curve, since solving those integrals was such a pain. Also, when you say "taking" you are referring to just writing out the integral of a particular sector on a polar graph correct ?
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12/26/2014 8:31:43 PM
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At 12/26/2014 8:29:27 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/26/2014 8:17:36 PM, Subutai wrote:

Yes, but if you know the polar coordinate transform, taking multiple integrals in polar coordinates is easy. It's probably one of the easiest things in the whole course.

Well our teacher let us simply write out the integral of certain sectors on a polar curve, since solving those integrals was such a pain. Also, when you say "taking" you are referring to just writing out the integral of a particular sector on a polar graph correct ?

It's always a definite integral, and the bounds are given. You plug the bounds into the integral, convert from cartesian to polar functions (using the transform), and evaluate the integral. Taking polar integrals in calc II was a pain, but in calc III, they were really easy. It's spherical coordinates you have to watch out for.
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12/26/2014 8:36:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 8:31:43 PM, Subutai wrote:

It's always a definite integral, and the bounds are given. You plug the bounds into the integral, convert from cartesian to polar functions (using the transform), and evaluate the integral. Taking polar integrals in calc II was a pain, but in calc III, they were really easy. It's spherical coordinates you have to watch out for.

Well it's good to know solving polar integrals will be easier and one last thing, will cal 3 deal with sequences and series because I hated that stuff.
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12/26/2014 8:40:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 8:36:03 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/26/2014 8:31:43 PM, Subutai wrote:

It's always a definite integral, and the bounds are given. You plug the bounds into the integral, convert from cartesian to polar functions (using the transform), and evaluate the integral. Taking polar integrals in calc II was a pain, but in calc III, they were really easy. It's spherical coordinates you have to watch out for.

Well it's good to know solving polar integrals will be easier and one last thing, will cal 3 deal with sequences and series because I hated that stuff.

No. I found sequences and series easy, but I couldn't keep them all straight. Luckily for me, my professor provided a sheet with all of the tests for us on the test. I could never get the root test right for some reason.
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12/26/2014 8:48:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 8:40:51 PM, Subutai wrote:

No. I found sequences and series easy, but I couldn't keep them all straight. Luckily for me, my professor provided a sheet with all of the tests for us on the test. I could never get the root test right for some reason.

Yeah, actually series was quite easy once you had all the tests at your disposal but for me it was that dang ratio test with those factorials.

And what about Taylor polynomials and power series in cal 3, I had to really push my self to understand this since it was taught right before the break.
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12/26/2014 8:49:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 8:48:21 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/26/2014 8:40:51 PM, Subutai wrote:

No. I found sequences and series easy, but I couldn't keep them all straight. Luckily for me, my professor provided a sheet with all of the tests for us on the test. I could never get the root test right for some reason.

Yeah, actually series was quite easy once you had all the tests at your disposal but for me it was that dang ratio test with those factorials.

And what about Taylor polynomials and power series in cal 3, I had to really push my self to understand this since it was taught right before the break.

No as well. Do you have your calc book with you? If you do, look at what's beyond what you last learned (if there's anything).
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12/26/2014 8:51:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/26/2014 8:49:36 PM, Subutai wrote:

No as well. Do you have your calc book with you? If you do, look at what's beyond what you last learned (if there's anything).

Yea I'll probably do that before the semester starts if I don't get to lazy, thanks for the tips though.
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12/26/2014 8:51:47 PM
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At 12/26/2014 8:51:14 PM, Disquisition wrote:
At 12/26/2014 8:49:36 PM, Subutai wrote:

No as well. Do you have your calc book with you? If you do, look at what's beyond what you last learned (if there's anything).

Yea I'll probably do that before the semester starts if I don't get to lazy, thanks for the tips though.

No problem. Good luck in the course, but I don't think you'll need it.
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