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AngryStudent13
Posts: **110**Registered User Junior Member

How hard is the third calculus class exactly? compared to calculus 2? I am having fken nightmares about this class already. I think calc 2 has scarred me for life cuz i tried really hard and had an A until his crazy 40% final. ( I am taking calc 3 with the same teacher I had for calc 2). Will I be studying 24/7 like in calculus 2 and thinking im going crazy at the end?

Will I have to sell my soul to get an A? I really need an A because my major is fken hard and I'm taking this to make up for my B in calc 2 and Ws in calc 1.

Course Description-Multivariabe calculus. Vector valued fuctions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, change of variables theorem, scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl, line integral, surface integral, theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss, applications.

Will I have to sell my soul to get an A? I really need an A because my major is fken hard and I'm taking this to make up for my B in calc 2 and Ws in calc 1.

Course Description-Multivariabe calculus. Vector valued fuctions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, change of variables theorem, scalar and vector fields, gradient, divergence, curl, line integral, surface integral, theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss, applications.

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## Replies to: How hard is calculus 3

314Registered User Junior Member204Registered User Junior Member94Registered User Junior Member98Registered User Junior Member126Registered User Junior Member1Registered User New Member469Registered User Membermakes me worried since I'm not a calculus superstar

1,736Registered User Senior Member995Registered User MemberThe first couple of weeks in that class scared the crap out of me; that class took a lot of practice, looking at problems properly, sideways.. upside down? (lol, just kidding). It does get easier as you go on, and after the first few weeks you'll get used to the freaky examples/graphs.

I'll agree with the sentiment that if you made it through Calc 2, you'll make it through this class. Just keep your head up, study hard, and it'll be ok ^^

Perhaps it was my teacher that liked to mumble as he stood in front of the examples he'd work out on the board, or it was that damn Stewart book and its .. yea I'm going to use that awful word.. rigorous math problems. In the end, I didn't find the class to be a walk in the park (and at least half of the class dropped).

So don't expect it to be a walk in the park.

Of course, this is math/physics land, and the rules say that you have to go "Oh that's SO easy!" when someone freaks out. That's a rule! Remember it ;)

6Registered User New MemberAnyone go to NJIT?

6Registered User New Member342Registered User Member559Registered User Member92Registered User Junior Member11Registered User New MemberDuring the multivariable part of Calculus, that's mainly what you do too. Set up double and triple integrals to find area, volume, and more. The hard part would probably be Vector Calculus, which, in my opinion, is the most rewarding and important part of the class for anyone majoring in physics or engineering. You'll use it a lot studying fluids, electromagnetics, etc. Obviously the difficulty is partly subject to where you take it and with whom, but solving integrals is a lot easier than setting them up to mean something physically, and a lot less interesting.