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jerrry4445
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I'm planning to take either Linear Algebra or Calculus II at the community college for the summer. The prerequisite for both is Calculus I, but it is advised that I take Calculus III before or concurrently with Linear Algebra. I am having a hard time deciding. I want to take Calculus II to further my understanding in Calculus, but it would seem like a waste of time since I am currently self-studying for this year's Calculus BC exam. However, I want to take Linear Algebra since it would be useful for my science major and it'll be interesting to learn, but I am worrying about the difficulty since I do not have any knowledge of Calculus III.

So, what class do you think I should take?

So, what class do you think I should take?

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## Replies to: Linear Algebra vs. Calculus II

7,539Registered User Senior Member868Registered User Member1,413Registered User Senior MemberTake Linear Algebra and self study Number Theory, after that you're ready for more advanced undergrad mathematics (abstract algebra, analysis, etc).

PM me if you have more questions.

7,539Registered User Senior Member4,590Registered User Senior MemberLinear Algebra at a Community college is unlikely to be the same sort of thing as Linear Algebra at a strong university.

Make sure what you take will transfer where you're looking to go. If not, don't take it.