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Difference between Calculus 1, 2, and 3?

AvisMathAvisMath Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2010 in College Confidential Cafe
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!
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Replies to: Difference between Calculus 1, 2, and 3?

  • ricegalricegal Posts: 1,350Registered User Senior Member
    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.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    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.
  • AvisMathAvisMath Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you very much ricegal and silverturtle. Anyone else?
  • 314159314159 Posts: 343Registered User Member
    I think silverturtle is right. I think AP Calc AB is like Calc I and AP Calc BC is like Calc I and II.
  • AvisMathAvisMath Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    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!
  • ThisCouldBeHeavnThisCouldBeHeavn Posts: 16,060- Senior Member
    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.
  • TheFisherTheFisher Posts: 65Registered User Junior Member
    google has the answers to your question. i'm too lazy to look them up for you though.
  • AvisMathAvisMath Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    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!
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