Should I take AP Physics B if I already took Physics C?

<p>I took AP physics C last semester, made a B, and a 4 on the ap exam.
I am in my senior year now and am going to be applying to primarily tech colleges. Should I take AP physics B? or will colleges look down on it since I took C already?</p>

<p>Also, could you please answer this question?
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1193880-will-taking-spanish-3-improve-my-chances.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/1193880-will-taking-spanish-3-improve-my-chances.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>thank you very much!</p>

<p>Physics B is pointless after Physics C. And for technical majors, you may (not always) get physics subject credit for Physics C, but not for Physics B.</p>

<p>As far as taking the third level as opposed to the second level of Spanish goes, it depends on how much the university in question cares about it, for both admission and graduation purposes (graduation requirements may be higher than admission requirements).</p>

<p>then should I take environmental science instead? (though it does not seem as "techy" to me)</p>

<p>What is the rest of your schedule, what choices of other courses do you have?</p>

<p>Since you took Physics C previously, this means that you completed calculus, right? Can you take multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations at a community college?</p>

<p>Environmental Science is one of the low value APs, though better than Physics B in your situation. Have you completed AP Chemistry and Biology?</p>

<p>Do not take physics B as it is a waste of your time. I think it would look bad; sort of like taking algebra II after calculus. Go for AP Environmental or something else you're interested in.</p>

<p>the only other AP courses I have left are env sci, art history, studio art, music theory (I am not qualified to take any of the language ones).
Is studio art better than env. sci because it shows diversity?</p>

<p>thank you</p>

<p>physics B covers different topics than physics C. I don't understand why people are saying not to take it.</p>

<p>While Physics B covers some topics like heat, waves, and optics that are not in Physics C, 60% of the course will be a repeat of Physics C material taught at a lower level. Better to take a community college physics course covering these topics.</p>

<p><a href="http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-physics-course-description.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-physics-course-description.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Take whatever AP or non-AP courses you are interested in to complete your schedule (perhaps Spanish 3 if any of your target universities require or recommend completing the third level of a foreign language). If what is left at your high school is not of interest, consider transferable courses at a community college (e.g. more advanced math and physics).</p>

<p>thank you very much :)</p>