So a very brief intro, currently I am a junior at a university with a geography major and geology minor. Most of the graduate schools, for petroleum geology, I am looking at require a full year of calculus (calculus I/II). With that established, how difficult would it be to teach myself and master calculus before I ever step foot in the class room? I am not counting on a good teacher, I've had mostly nothing but bad experiences in my universities math department with the exception of statistics. So as previously stated, I would like to "master" at least calculus I on my own time. How feasible would this be in your opinion? I plan on buying several books such as Calculus I For dummies, Calculus II for dummies, Pre-Cal for dummies etc just to name a few.
Any tips, comments would be greatly appreciated, especially how "doable" this idea is. Thanks!