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    Calculus in the summer?

    Hello, I will be taking a summer math class. It is boiling down to either a 6 week statistics class or a 8 week calculus 1 class.

    I am finishing up pre-calculus and I feel confident in most areas (besides identities, I definitely need to practice them). Domain and range with trig functions are a little bit confusing as well. However, beyond that, both classes would be monday-thursday everyday and 2 hours and 30 minutes long each.

    I was really thinking about just doing stats and reviewing pre-calculus over the summer, but I wanted to hear your guys suggestions.

    I still have to take Calc 1,2,3 and differential equations and linear algebra at this junior college before I transfer.


    Analytic Geometry/Calculus I: This course is the first in the Calculus sequence. Students will compute limits, identify regions of continuity, and differentiate and integrate algebraic and trigonometric functions. Applications of differentiation and integration to problems of graphing, related rates, optimization, areas, volumes, arc-length, and rectilinear motion are included.

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    Introduction to Statistics: This course is an introduction to the concepts, ideas and applications of probability and statistics. Math 140 covers descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation of population parameters, hypothesis testing, correlation, linear regression and ANOVA. Applications will be taken from the fields of business, economics, social sciences, life sciences, engineering and physical sciences.
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    Re: Calculus in the summer?

    Take the stats class ... summer calculus would be analogous to sipping from a charged fire hose, imho.
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    Re: Calculus in the summer?

    On rhe other hand, 6 weeks of statistics and I'd lose the will to live. Take Calculus, it's fun (if you like that sort of thing).
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    Re: Calculus in the summer?

    I am also taking english 103, as it will be my last english class for lower division... So it is either stats or calculus.. :P
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    Re: Calculus in the summer?

    From what I have heard, stats is easier than intermediate algebra. I am thinking of taking stats this semester, and get a better foundation on trigonometry, then in the fall take calculus 1 and physics. Then in the spring next semester, take Calculus 2 and linear algebra at the same time.
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