Mulitvariable Calculus?

<p>So, next year (my junior year), I plan to take Calc BC. So I will have to take multivariable calculus my senior year. I know a senior who is taking it with EGPY, however, he is taking mulitvariable differential calculus this semester, and he's taking multivariable integral calculus next semester. I thought that multivariable calculus was just supposed to be one semester? So should I do what he's doing, or could I instead take multivariable calculus at a community college first semester senior year, and then take differential equations second semester?</p>

<p>You are correct. Almost all universities do teach Multivariable Calculus as a single semester. However, I'm not sure often this is done though, it can be split as you described in order to fit in more material or to make the pace more manageable or a combination of both.</p>

<p>It might be to your advantage to do the latter strategy if you know you can take the coursework. It might also provide you with college experience that the EPGY courses won't really provide.q</p>

<p>I would recommend the latter.</p>

<p>My recommendation is to not take multi-variable calculus your senior year because you'd retake it anyway in college. Lots of people know multi-variable calculus, but few people know abstract algebra. Take that. Unless you are going to major in mathematics you will never see it. I am taking abstract algebra this year as a senior and it's going great.</p>

<p>taking multivariable calculus as a senior will exempt me from having to take it in college.</p>

<p>I didn't know that. In that case go for it. I would talk to some of the professors who teach the courses and ask them their opinion as to what exactly to take each semester.</p>