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    Pre Calc this year

    I will be taking it this year in school.
    Im wondering what its mostly about, and how difficult it is.
    I took AP Stats and got an A.

    Im just wondering if you think its easier/harder than stats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan82 View Post
    I will be taking it this year in school.
    Im wondering what its mostly about, and how difficult it is.
    I took AP Stats and got an A.

    Im just wondering if you think its easier/harder than stats.
    Pre-calc is an absolute breeze, the only strange thing is it lacks coherency, you go from matricies to complex numbers to vectors to limits to Riemann Sums. It has no continuity ().
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    precalculus

    As a precalculus student in summer school, I can tell you that a precalculus course takes most of algebra 2, analytic geometry, trigonometry, vectors, matrix algebra and other topics and tries to fit it all into one semester.

    I prefer to study each topic individually. Of course, I do not have this choice. Our professor fully understands that not all the topics mentioned above will be taught, especially in the short summer course.

    Again, it is a course that covers a lot of the math that you should be familiar with before going into calculus 1 or so I've been told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    As a precalculus student in summer school, I can tell you that a precalculus course takes most of algebra 2, analytic geometry, trigonometry, vectors, matrix algebra and other topics and tries to fit it all into one semester.

    I prefer to study each topic individually. Of course, I do not have this choice. Our professor fully understands that not all the topics mentioned above will be taught, especially in the short summer course.

    Again, it is a course that covers a lot of the math that you should be familiar with before going into calculus 1 or so I've been told.
    Actually most of the stuff you learn in pre-calc doesn't rear its head to Calc II or Calc III.
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