for those whove taken math 54

<p>so... im currently registered to math 1a. but i think im just going to skip to the 53/54 series using my 5 in AP Calc BC.</p>

<p>but the deal is, its been 4 years since i took calculus (i was in the military for few years)... and im not sure how im going to prepare myself for math 54. what specific topics in calculus should i review to prepare myself for math 54?</p>

<p>there's not much calculus in math 54 apart from differential equations (math 1b), so just review and make sure you can solve basic problems</p>

<p>You should be fine. If you forgot anything, you should be able to easily review the material.</p>

<p>Yeah, you don't need much calculus. Just review what you need when you need it.</p>

<p>You won't really even need to review calculus for the DifEq bit.</p>

<p>You may want to bone up a bit on partial derivatives (which you may not have learned yet, but they're pretty easy to understand), but given that a lot of people take 54 before 53 anyway (useful, since it gives you a better understanding of vectors and should make some parts of 53 a lot easier), you'll be fine.</p>

<p>I thought partial derivatives was calc 3, no? Anyway, he's right, I just looked it up and it is very simple to learn.</p>

<p>Partials are covered in 53.</p>