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 07-17-2010, 03:07 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 61 Difference between Calculus 1, 2, and 3? As the title of the thread indicates, I would like to know what is the defined difference between Calculus 1, 2, and 3? Is Calculus 1 = Differential Calculus, Calculus 2 = Integral Calculus, Calculus 3 = Multivariable Calculus? Or is each a mixture of the three afore-mentioned respective subjects within calculus? In short, What topics and how is each Calculus 1, 2, and 3 separated into? Thank you! Reply
 07-17-2010, 03:16 PM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2004 Posts: 1,316 It depends on the school. At some schools beginning Calculus is divided into 3 quarters. However, the general sequence is a full year of beginning calc followed by multivariate calc followed by differential equations. Linear algebra and probability and statistics courses are also required for CS, engineering and math degrees. Reply
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 Is Calculus 1 = Differential Calculus, Calculus 2 = Integral Calculus
Calculus I includes both integration and differentiation. In my experience (currently taking Calculus II at a community college), Calc II goes over some additional integration applications and techniques, plus series and sequences.
 07-17-2010, 04:07 PM #4 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 61 Thank you very much ricegal and silverturtle. Anyone else? Reply
 07-17-2010, 04:08 PM #5 Member   Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Duke '14! Posts: 313 I think silverturtle is right. I think AP Calc AB is like Calc I and AP Calc BC is like Calc I and II. Reply
 07-17-2010, 04:34 PM #6 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 61 Yes, I agree as well. But I would like a more specific classification of each of the 3 Calculus, if it is possible. Thank you! Reply
 07-17-2010, 11:41 PM #7 Senior Member   Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Yesterday Posts: 4,044 Differential and Integral Calculus Integration and Infinite Series Just one example. It really varies though. Calculus II isn't exactly a real thing. After that the courses tend to actually name what they teach. Reply
 07-18-2010, 08:00 AM #8 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2008 Posts: 57 google has the answers to your question. i'm too lazy to look them up for you though. Reply
 07-18-2010, 03:27 PM #9 Junior Member   Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 61 I have now attained a satisfactory understanding of the differences, especially thanks to ThisCouldBeHeavn's post. Thank you very much to all who replied to my question! Reply

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