Placing into Math 2930 (Diff Eq. for Engineers) Freshman Year

<p>Is it a good idea to try to place out of MATH 1920 (Multivariable Calculus for Engineers) with the CASE and head straight for MATH 2930 (Differential Equations for Engineers)?</p>

<p>I feel that I have really captured the concepts taught in my high school multivariable calculus class, and we have surely covered each of the topics taught in Cornell's MATH 1920.</p>

<p>I reallllly want to, but many have advised me against it.</p>

<p>Do it. Getting the general requirements out of the way is probably one of the most painful things you have to do. Besides, if/when you use it in another class, you'll review it anyways, and if you know your stuff, you'll be able to pick it up again fairly fast.</p>

<p>That's pretty much a freshman class anyway... It's the only math class I took freshman year. It's mostly ODE anyway til the end.</p>

<p>Is it true that 2930 is much easier than 1920 anyways, and that many do horribly in 1920? </p>

<p>So there are many freshmen who chose to start Cornell with 2930? I would think that starting with Calc 4 is somewhat advanced?</p>

<p>Somni- what is "ODE"?</p>

<p>ordinary differential equations</p>

<p>about half engineers start with 1910, a little less than half start with 1920, and a few start with 2930. a lot of those who took 1920 first semester take 2930 second semester though (like i did).</p>

<p>2930 is pretty easy</p>

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Is it true that 2930 is much easier than 1920 anyways, and that many do horribly in 1920?</p>

<p>So there are many freshmen who chose to start Cornell with 2930? I would think that starting with Calc 4 is somewhat advanced?

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<p>I got a B+ in 1920 and a B in 2930, the averages in both classes seemed similar though but they seemed to be of similar difficulty.</p>

<p>And first semester there won't be many freshmen in 2930, but that isn't a reason not to take it. Second semester the class will probably be mostly freshmen though.</p>

<p>Just make sure you study for the placement test...I didn't, didn't past and was stuck taking 192 again.</p>

<p>agreed with viv on that you should take placement exam and if you were taught well..you'd get 2930 but if not (you know that you weren't prepared well) take the 1930 (it's the only class left,right? lol). Simple as pie.</p>