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# OT: Difference between Calculus 1 and 2?

 04-08-2009, 11:50 PM #1 mario66lemieux*   Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 655 vCash: 500 OT: Difference between Calculus 1 and 2? Hey guys I'm going to take cal 1 this summer, and then cal 2, I'm wondering what the difference is? What am I expected to know in cal 1 that is different then in cal 2? If Cal 1 is essentially limits,continuity,derivatives and integrals, what's in cal 2? If anyone could educate me I'd really appreciate it!
 04-08-2009, 11:58 PM #2 WhiskeySeven* Founded: BargainBin   Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 18,598 vCash: 500 Cal 1 is mostly differentiation, Cal 2 is mostly integration. I say mostly because there are other things you learn not directly related to differentiation or integration (Reimann Sums, Summation, Factorials for example for Cal2) They use the same book, Cal 1 is in many people's opinion far easier for some reason.
 04-09-2009, 12:02 AM #3 Shred Registered User     Join Date: Nov 2005 Posts: 825 vCash: 500 1 was much much much easier. I had a decent teacher for 1, didn't do any work and got top marks. Got a completely horrible teacher that was constantly confused and mostly couldn't complete his own exercices in 2, and had to work pretty hard for pretty random marks =/ But maybe it has to do with getting no help at all in class, who knows.
 04-09-2009, 12:04 AM #4 Habs Registered User     Join Date: Feb 2002 Country: Posts: 9,856 vCash: 500 Calculus 1 = Montreal without Markov Calculus 2 = Monreal with Markov
 04-09-2009, 12:07 AM #5 Bonin Registered User     Join Date: Sep 2006 Location: SCB Posts: 261 vCash: 500 yeah mostly what posters above said... in calc 2 you're gonna do double and triple integration while calc 1 is mostly derivation, for me I thought both were equally easy, the teacher in calc 1 was barely speaking french I wouldn't understand a word so I didn't go to much courses but then in calc 2 the teacher was real good, and I did calc 2 during the summer I suspect them too put things way easier in the summer cause theirs like a bunch of people who's doing it for the 2nd time, or I dunno...
 04-09-2009, 12:17 AM #6 TomPlex Registered User   Join Date: Jan 2006 Posts: 3,170 vCash: 500 Cal 2 is the build-up to integration and integrating 2D and 3D surfaces. My teacher also included a brief intro to what was done in Inter-Cal in University: painful series and sequences.
 04-09-2009, 12:29 AM #7 mario66lemieux*   Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 655 vCash: 500 So basically Cal 1 has no integration?
 04-09-2009, 12:30 AM #8 DaHabMan Registered User     Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Lasalle Country: Posts: 1,456 vCash: 500 you should get no less than 90% in cal 1, its that easy and for cal 2, well thats another story.
04-09-2009, 12:34 AM
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 Originally Posted by mario66lemieux So basically Cal 1 has no integration?
Yes. You need to understand derivatives before you can do integrals and anit-derivatives. And you also don't do sequences and series and in cal I either....

04-09-2009, 12:36 AM
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 Originally Posted by mario66lemieux So basically Cal 1 has no integration?
None whatsoever. MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE your Prof touches it for the last week.

The entire course is devoted to limits and how they follow up to derivatives.

 04-09-2009, 07:06 AM #11 Gros Bill Registered User     Join Date: Sep 2002 Country: Posts: 5,902 vCash: 500 Difference between Calculus 1 and 2? Answer : 1 Pretty basic math, really.
 04-09-2009, 07:18 AM #12 marchabsfan Registered User   Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 876 vCash: 500
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Indeed, the difference is that big.

 04-09-2009, 08:14 AM #14 terreur Registered User     Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Montreal Country: Posts: 3,744 vCash: 500 Cal 1 is quite fun and not too tough... Cal 2 was a nightmare for me! My teacher was awful, I didn't really do any of the homeworks.... now i'm glad i've only touched integrals ounce in university!
04-09-2009, 08:28 AM
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 Originally Posted by mario66lemieux So basically Cal 1 has no integration?
It has integration but very basic and "direct" ones. You'll see more advanced integration techniques in calculus 2.

Cal 1 is pretty easy if you are confortable with math 514. If you know how to factor quadratic equations, divide polynomials, if you understand what a function is, it will be easy as pie.

Since my teacher wasn't counting presence, I've went to class only the first day and still managed to get 95/100.

 04-09-2009, 09:16 AM #16 Dark4ng3l Registered User     Join Date: Dec 2006 Posts: 1,054 vCash: 500 Calculus 1 is much easier then 2 IMO but both were manageable if you put some effort into it. Though I guess I have a MUCH easier time than most with math and stuff so my opinion might be biased.
04-09-2009, 09:48 AM
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 Originally Posted by Gros Bill Difference between Calculus 1 and 2? Answer : 1 Pretty basic math, really.
LOL...I was going to post the same thing only as a formula.

04-09-2009, 09:52 AM
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 Originally Posted by MrNasty LOL...I was going to post the same thing only as a formula.
Well... if 1 and 2 serve as multipliers, then the difference is Calculus.

 04-09-2009, 10:45 AM #19 zzoo Registered User   Join Date: Mar 2004 Country: Posts: 2,466 vCash: 500 Cal 1: Habs play vs Islanders where Streit is injured Cal 2: Habs play vs Atlanta Cal 3: Habs play vs NJ or Boston (this year) I remember very well that I got 98% in Cal 1, and I'm the lowest among my friends.
 04-09-2009, 02:15 PM #20 C4KOMI     Join Date: Nov 2008 Country: Posts: 1,023 vCash: 500 Attachment 33239 Last edited by C4KOMI: 10-28-2009 at 08:19 PM.
 04-09-2009, 03:01 PM #21 crazyd Canada is hockey     Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 1,150 vCash: 500 no difference really...you'll fail both at your first try Happened to me, could for you too.
 04-09-2009, 11:36 PM #22 JAVO16 Registered User     Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: Montréal Country: Posts: 4,038 vCash: 500 The difficulty is about the same which means they are both pretty easy.
 04-09-2009, 11:39 PM #23 usernam Registered User     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Toronto, ON Country: Posts: 10,263 vCash: 500 I got a better grade in Cal.2, both above 90. Difference was that I was going to class and doing homeworks in Cal.2

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