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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by mathsmusicfrench View Post
    I now realise that I posted my previous question in the wrong place. I'm afraid I'd have to agree that it's confusing for new-comers like me, especially an English one because there is no concept of "before calcuuls and after trig" in the UK as has already been said. Neither is there such a thing as a "Calculus class" a "Pre-calculus class" or any class other than "Maths" (plural, of course!) Or if you're lucky "Pure Maths" and "Applied Maths" or "Stats" or "Mechs" or "Decision"

    And I'll also agree that even as a pupil with only 5 days left of school before Uni, posting in the University forum would be far too scary.
    Surely there could be a Calculus section for school?
    Read the last sentance of post #12.

    Personally, I believe that the more thought someone has to give their post, albeit what subforum to post it in, the better.
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by mathsmusicfrench View Post
    I'm afraid I'd have to agree that it's confusing for new-comers like me, especially an English one because there is no concept of "before calcuuls and after trig" in the UK as has already been said. Neither is there such a thing as a "Calculus class" a "Pre-calculus class" or any class other than "Maths" (plural, of course!) Or if you're lucky "Pure Maths" and "Applied Maths" or "Stats" or "Mechs" or "Decision"

    And I'll also agree that even as a pupil with only 5 days left of school before Uni, posting in the University forum would be far too scary.
    Surely there could be a Calculus section for school?
    1. Reading the stickies at the Calculus and Pre-calculus subforums before postinga question there will usually help clarify the situation.

    2. It should be obvious that differentiation is a calculus concept not a PRE-calculus concept. There should be no confusion at all on that issue (although I admit that it does assume people know that the prefix 'PRE' means 'before'. A reasonable assumption, I would think.)
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Just to put in my two cents, the precalculus class in my high school taught Riemann sums and the difference quotient--people won't know that's calculus and being in a precalc class are naturally going to post it here.
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    I still don't see why there can't be a link to the Calculus forum in both the "Pre-University" and "University" sub-forums.
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    I still don't see why there can't be a link to the Calculus forum in both the "Pre-University" and "University" sub-forums.
    This has been debated at length already. The consensus is to leave the Calculus forum where it is. Other configurations, it seems, have more disadvantages than the current scheme. This thread is not the place to re-open this debate.
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by Ackbeet View Post
    This has been debated at length already. The consensus is to leave the Calculus forum where it is. Other configurations, it seems, have more disadvantages than the current scheme. This thread is not the place to re-open this debate.
    I meant in addition to the link in the University subforum. An extra link would remove all confusion.
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    I meant in addition to the link in the University subforum. An extra link would remove all confusion.
    A link to the same Calculus forum from both "University MH" and "Pre-University MH" would surely be wise.

    Equally, what is the situation regarding University Pre-calculus? Presumably there is some course at some university somewhere where the students study "Pre-Calculus" topics such as co-ordinate geometry, natural logs, etc.?

    The forums should probably be arranged by topic rather than by place of study at all, but I find it unlikely that the entire website is going to be changed.

    So perhaps we should just quit whinging and follow the mods' intructions?
    Having finished my Maths' studies at school today I hope to never need to be here again anyway!
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    I think it's confusing too, "After trig but before calc"... even as an American.

    In my school, after one completes AlgebraI, AlgebraII, and Geometry, he will go into the more advanced maths, obviously.

    If he chooses to take the "calculus root", he will spend a fall semester learning "Advanced Algebra and Analytic Geometry" (usu. abbreviated to AGAAA) and one semester of "Trigonometry". As soon as he gets back to school in the fall, he will take Calculus. There's nothing in between.
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by billiam1185 View Post
    I think it's confusing too, "After trig but before calc"... even as an American.

    In my school, after one completes AlgebraI, AlgebraII, and Geometry, he will go into the more advanced maths, obviously.

    If he chooses to take the "calculus root", he will spend a fall semester learning "Advanced Algebra and Analytic Geometry" (usu. abbreviated to AGAAA) and one semester of "Trigonometry". As soon as he gets back to school in the fall, he will take Calculus. There's nothing in between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Fantastic earlier in this thread
    Read the last sentance of post #12.

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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    is calculus just differentiation and integration?
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    Re: This forum is for PRE-Calculus. READ BEFORE POSTING

    Quote Originally Posted by niggawut View Post
    is calculus just differentiation and integration?
    Mainly.

    There are a few other things that are appropriate for the Calculus subforum, as can be seen by reviewing the threads in it. If in doubt, Report the post to a Moderator.
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