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Roboman
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how hard is multivariable calc compared to calc 2. I found calc 2 to be some what difficult because all the information was fairly new but after completing the course i realized the material was not all that complex. If i had applied myself more i think i would have done better. How does the material in multivariable calc compare to calc 2? Is it the same material just more in depth? Is there more stuff with integrals and approximations and sums?

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## Replies to: multivariable calculus compared to other calcs

4,706Senior Member618Member1,025Member882MemberI hear that Calc 3 deals with three dimensions, and we're dealing with 3-dimensions in Phys I, which is a bit challenging. By the time I finish Phys 2/Calc 3, I might be in the minority who think that Calc 2 and Phys 2 are the easiest.

I'm debating on whether to major in Civil or Electrical and am wondering which math class is the most important in each major.

139Junior Member308Member994Member1,025Member994Member3,328Senior Member4,706Senior Member1,038Senior Member882Member5 hours. Differentiation, curve sketching, maximum-minimum problems, related rates, mean-value theorem, antiderivative, Riemann integral, logarithm, and exponential functions.

Calculus II

5 hours. Techniques of integration, arc length, solids of revolution, applications, polar coordinates, parametric equations, infinite sequences and series, power series.

Calculus III

3 hours. Vectors in the plane and space, vector valued functions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, maximum-minimum problems, double and triple integrals, applications, Green's theorem.

11New Member742MemberSo basically at my school Calc I is normal Calc I + half of Calc II, while Calc II is the second half of Calc II + Calc III.

But anyways, I like multivariable calculus much better than series and other "calc II" subjects. It's pretty much calc one rehashed, but the graphs are a bit trickier.