Wow I had no idea that they changed it so either 16B or 1B was required. This sort or changes my plans. I've also heard that Math 1B is abnormally hard, and even people that did well in Calc BC and got 5's have a tough time with it. If that is the case, would it be better to just take 16B? I also plan on doubling in Stats/Pre-business.</p>
<p>What exactly is the difference between 1B and 16B?
<p>Well actually I think the requirement is just ONE semester of calculus. It can be either 1A, 1B, 16A, or 16B. </p>
<p>It used to be that if you got a 5 on AP calculus BC, then you didn't have to take calculus at all. But now they made it so that you only get credit for 1A or 16A, and you'd still have to take a semester of calculus at Berkeley, 1B or 16B</p>
<p>All I know about difference between the 1 series and the 16 series is that 16 is easier haha. But the 1 series is a prerequisite to the statistics major</p>
I took 1B this past semester and it was probably the hardest class I've taken in my life. Learn the tricks and do as many problem sets as you can. Its about being familiar with the tricks and applying them on the exam(s)/final.
Yeah, which is why I don't want to take it... haha</p>