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Calculus in Med School

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Doctortobee, Jan 14, 2000.

  1. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    How much calculus is used in med school?

    My college offers calculus based physics and non-calculus based physics...Which would be the best to take?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Future DOc

    Future DOc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME W/ CALCULUS-BASED PHYSICS!!!

    Although calculus-based physics is great if you want a challenge, but noncalculus physics should suffice for you in medical school.

    Actually, I don't recall using very much physics in medical school. They will bombard you with a lot of Biochem, physiology, anatomy, etc.. If anything, that's where there is a SLIGHT usage of applicable calculus (to calculate, apply some basic physics principles)

    This is just my opinion, but don't waste your time & energy taking the calculus physics. Medical school doesn't require it so why kil yourself more unnecessarily.....med school will do that for you instead [​IMG] Good Luck to you [​IMG]

    Rob
    WesternU/COMP Class of 2002
     
  4. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    THANKS!!!
     
  5. WCUDO

    WCUDO 2+ Year Member

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    Actually physics is used more than most realize...physician.
    Optics, refraction, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli's law, levers and pulleys, body mechanics, omm/opp...it's there...it's just not recognized as it ought to be :)'
     
  6. Cp22kjer

    Cp22kjer Bottom of the Food Chain 5+ Year Member

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    I just took the most "math orientated" exam for Biochem and we really didn't even touch calculus.
     
  7. Brocimus

    Brocimus 2+ Year Member

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    You may want to talk to a physics professor. If I remember correctly, the calc based physics will actually be easier than the regular physics. I think it only comes up in a chapter or two and it basically makes what would be a fairly ugly equation much more simple. As long as you have had calculus, you will do fine. Again, check with the physics professor to be sure.
     

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