hey guys, let me start saying i cant stand math with a passion would it be looked down upon if i stopped at Calc 2 and not continue to take a higher level math class. Also I've taken classes like algebra and trig along with pre-calc will those be calcuated in my BCPM GPA or are only classes like calc and up calcuated. Also what type of physics did you guys find more usefull calc based or trig based. thanks

Most medical schools do not have a requirement for mathematics. The MCAT does not require any math beyond algebra. Calculators are not permitted during the MCAT. Science majors are almost always required to take a year of calculus; in some majors, such as the various engineerings, that are heavily mathematical in content, more advanced math classes are required. This is a requirement of the major departments, not of AMCAS nor the medical schools. I can hear you muttering, "Now you tell me!" Any math course you take, given in any department, count as math. Statistics, for instance, may be offered by Psychology, Biology, Anthropology, and others. They all count as math bcause it is the subject matter, not the department, that defines "mathematics."

harvard is the only school i looked into that actually requires a full year of calc. there may be others, but it is not common. most require some math, though.

so do maths like algebra and trig count in your science gpa? ive taken calc 2, but if i needed to boost my science gpa couldn't i take like algebra and trig? do you think it would be pretty stupid of me if i went back and took those classes just as a gpa booster?

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by pbehzad: ive taken calc 2, but if i needed to boost my science gpa couldn't i take like algebra and trig? do you think it would be pretty stupid of me if i went back and took those classes just as a gpa booster? </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">um... yeah why would you want to pay for taking coursework you already know? college is for learning new things!

I took up to differentials, here is what I thought: I hated calc 2 with the passion, but calc 3 was one of the most intriguing classes I've taken my whole life...i was taught to think 3-D and the math I was learning was very revelant and applicable to engineering analysis. I hated differential equations with the passion. Taking the calculus-based physics made physics a whole lot easier because it saved doing a ton of tedious algebra. Also, if you take physics at the same time you take calculus, the two classes complement each other, so thats nice.

Calculus 3 <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> !!!! I hated Calculus 1 and much less Calculus 3 <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> .

[sigh] it's sad for me to hear that people hate math so much. could you do me a favor, though? could you not express your negative sentiment to your [future] children until they form their own opinions? thanks

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by TechMan: <strong>I agree with you pocwana, its ashame how many people despise math.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">agreed. no matter how much we ramble on these so-called disciplines of academia we all pursue, there is only one true universal language, and that is mathematics.

I really liked all of calculus (especially calc 3 like someone posted earlier). I also liked diff eq (guess I'm a math nerd). Our school had 2 diff eq courses, ordinary and partial diff eq. I couldnt fit the partial diff eq class in my schedule, so I stopped at ordinary. But now I'm wishing I had gone all the way. I'm doing MRI stuff, and to really get a good fundamental grasp of it you need to know how to solve partial differential equations. So anyways, now I have to learn how to do them outside of a formal setting on my own time. Oh well, at least its useful for something.