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Brief Calculus VS Calculus For Life Sciences

Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited June 2016
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!

Replies to: Brief Calculus VS Calculus For Life Sciences

• Registered User Posts: 9,185 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"?
• Registered User Posts: 6 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.
• Registered User Posts: 6 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
• Registered User Posts: 40,617 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.)
• Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
That's what I thought, thanks for the response!
• Registered User Posts: 6 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
• Registered User Posts: 3,224 Senior Member
Why not speak to other students who have taken the classes?
• Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
Everyone I've spoken too has only taken Brief Calc, nobody knows anything about Calc for Life Sciences
• Registered User Posts: 75,331 Senior Member
Arizona State?