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Brief Calculus VS Calculus For Life Sciences

cdog20cdog20 Registered User Posts: 6 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!

Replies to: Brief Calculus VS Calculus For Life Sciences

  • bodanglesbodangles 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"?
  • cdog20cdog20 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.
  • cdog20cdog20 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
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 40,619 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.)
  • cdog20cdog20 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    That's what I thought, thanks for the response!
  • cdog20cdog20 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
  • TooOld4SchoolTooOld4School Registered User Posts: 3,224 Senior Member
    Why not speak to other students who have taken the classes?
  • cdog20cdog20 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Everyone I've spoken too has only taken Brief Calc, nobody knows anything about Calc for Life Sciences
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 75,331 Senior Member
    Arizona State?

    Your major and other goals?

    Your math background?
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