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elementG
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What do you guys think? I did pretty well in Statics but its obvious that Dynamics adds on another dimension of problem solving (motion, acceleration, rotation etc.) I remember doing stuff like that in Physics and I actually had a hard time figuring out which formulas to use for which type of problem. Will it hurt me in the long run when it comes to future engineering courses that have it as a prereq because most summer classes tend to skip a lot of detail due to time constraints.

Class is 6 weeks, 3 days a week, 2 1/2 hours each. To take, or not to take...that is the question.

Class is 6 weeks, 3 days a week, 2 1/2 hours each. To take, or not to take...that is the question.

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## Replies to: Debating whether or not to take Dynamics over the summer

342Member7,447Forum Champion69Junior Member7,447Forum Champion485MemberAs far as the material covered, it will be similar but not as in depth. However, grade-wise, most summer classes have a much easier grading scale. In fact, I posted a link up here a few months ago with a rigorous study done of engineering students at Purdue - I believe the findings were that a student who earned an A in the summer would likely fail during the fall based on incoming SAT scores. Meaning, students who earned an A in the summer had SAT math scores at the same level as thoughs who normally failed during the fall.

It's a good way to bring up your GPA.

179Junior MemberGrade distribution Spring 2007 : Div. 8: A: 7 B: 20 C: 1 D: 0 F: 0 Div. 10: A: 6 B: 5 C: 2 D: 0 F: 2

Grade distribution Summer 2006: Div. 2: A: 16 B: 0 C: 0 D: 0 F: 0

Grade distribution Spring 2006: Div. 10: A: 6 B: 11 C: 1 D: 0 F: 2 Div. 12: A: 7 B: 8 C: 3 D: 0 F: 0

Grade distribution Fall 2005: Div. 3: A: 10 B: 11 C: 0 D: 0 F: 2 Div. 12: A: 4 B: 14 C: 5 D: 0 F: 0

Grade distribution Spring 2005: Div. 1: A: 5 B: 10 C: 2 D: 0 F: 1 Div. 10: A: 3 B: 5 C: 5 D: 0 F: 0

Grade distribution Fall 2004: Div. 17: A: 13 B: 9 C: 3 D: 0 F: 0 Div. 12: A: 8 B: 5 C: 2 D: 1 F: 1

ECE 207: Summer 2007

7,447Forum Champion400Member7,447Forum ChampionRight, neither would I, but the two posts above me claimed that.

127Junior Member7,447Forum Champion961Member400MemberAt my school, the summer sessions is split into two six week periods. In which case I would not be allowed to take physics and chem in one session because that would be 9-10 credits and that's eqv. to 18-20 in normal semester (which requires permission).

Your school may be different, I would ask your engineering advisor, he/she will be able to give you an accurate recommendation.

127Junior Member7,447Forum Champion