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Any general comments about this course? I have it next semester.
General comments:
Calculus
The most difficult part would be anything related to optimization or sketching curves (of quotient functions, especially). Getting your equations right are really important. This is the part of the course that really makes the difficulty of the course dependent on your teacher(s) (I had 4 different teachers writing tests for this class). Some questions really seemed like they were out of the blue, and I could not analyze a few properly. If you are lucky enough to get only the straight-forward ones, you may end up with a very high score, while if all the problems are designed to stress you out, it is quite a killer.
Other than that, the properties of limits and differentiation rules will be all you need for most other questions.
Vectors
Found this noticeably easier than calculus, although there are numerous people that disagree. Lots of geometry/visualization, and some opportunities for creative questions. Again, your teachers can be either lax or extremely hard to figure out. On the final exam, my teachers wanted me to find the area of the triangular base in between 3 planes... I knew how to do it, it was just awfully time consuming (and I got it wrong :pale:).
I took Advanced Functions in grade 11 and got 97% in it. Do you think I'll do well in Calculus? I'm taking this course next semester.
I took Advanced Functions in grade 11 and got 100% in it. Do you think I'll do well in Calculus? I'm taking this course next semester.
If you did that well in Advanced Functions, chances are you guys will do well in Calculus and Vectors as well. We were introduced to derivatives in Adv. Func. so as I'm taking Calc now, it's fairly easy. I still have trouble with the Trig unit, so that's where I'm directing my focus. We also did integration which wasn't bad.
I'm sure you guys will do fine. Just make sure that you're understanding the core concepts.