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Brief Calculus VS Calculus For Life Sciences

cdog20cdog20 4 replies2 threads New Member
edited June 2016 in Arizona State University
Hi,

For my degree requirement, I can take either Brief Calculus MAT 210 or
Calculus for Life Sciences MAT 251.

I am not necessarily the best at math, but also not the worst at math.

Which math class do you think would be easier or at least more do-able?


Thanks in advance to everyone who responds!
edited June 2016
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  • bodanglesbodangles 8628 replies557 threads Senior Member
    Perhaps you could look up the syllabi, and also maybe summarize the courses here, for people who have not heard of "brief calculus"?
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  • cdog20cdog20 4 replies2 threads New Member
    MAT 210 (Brief Calc) Says: Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions with applications.

    MAT 251 (Calc for Life Sciences) Says: Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions. Introduces differential and difference equations. Emphasizes applications to the life sciences


    And so far that is all the info I have.
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  • cdog20cdog20 4 replies2 threads New Member
    MAT 210 (Brief Calc) Says: Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions with applications.

    MAT 251 (Calc for Life Sciences) Says: Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions. Introduces differential and difference equations. Emphasizes applications to the life sciences
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42082 replies453 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2016
    Take Brief calculus since you don't need to take further calculus and obviously you're not in the life sciences or you'd be taking the 'life science calculus ' class (that one will be filled with premed gunners.)
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  • cdog20cdog20 4 replies2 threads New Member
    That's what I thought, thanks for the response!
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  • cdog20cdog20 4 replies2 threads New Member
    Hi,

    For my degree requirement, I can take either Brief Calculus MAT 210 or
    Calculus for Life Sciences MAT 251.

    I am not necessarily the best at math, but also not the worst at math.

    Which math class do you think would be easier or at least more do-able?


    Thanks in advance to everyone who responds!


    MAT 210 (Brief Calc) Says: Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions with applications.

    MAT 251 (Calc for Life Sciences) Says: Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions. Introduces differential and difference equations. Emphasizes applications to the life sciences
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  • TooOld4SchoolTooOld4School 3345 replies12 threads Senior Member
    Why not speak to other students who have taken the classes?
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  • cdog20cdog20 4 replies2 threads New Member
    Everyone I've spoken too has only taken Brief Calc, nobody knows anything about Calc for Life Sciences
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 78689 replies698 threads Senior Member
    Arizona State?

    Your major and other goals?

    Your math background?
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