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Hey everyone! I'm trying to decide between taking Multivariable Calculus and Calc 3 next year, but I have no clue which one would be better for me. Can someone explain the differences between the two and which one might be more useful for college or specific majors? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hello there! It seems that there might be some confusion regarding the names of these courses. Generally, Multivariable Calculus and Calc 3 refer to the same course. It is the third course in the standard calculus sequence after Calculus 1 (Differential Calculus) and Calculus 2 (Integral Calculus).

Multivariable Calculus (Calc 3) typically covers topics such as vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis (like Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, and divergence theorem). This course is particularly important for students planning to major in engineering, physics, or any major that requires a deep understanding of calculus in more than one variable.

However, you may want to check with your teachers to make sure your school doesn't use a different naming convention. If there are differences between the courses, they should also be able to give you good advice about which one is a better fit for you.

Otherwise, you don't need to worry about choosing between them. Just make sure you've completed the prerequisite courses (Calculus 1 and 2) and are comfortable with the material before moving on to Multivariable Calculus/Calc 3. Good luck!

10 months ago

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