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physics question....

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Curt1418, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Curt1418

    Curt1418 2+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    hello everyone, I am just about ready to select my classes for next semester and taking physics is next on my list. My question is, do I need to take calculus-based physics I, or general physics I? If schools do not specify, I can take either correct???
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  3. mintendo

    mintendo 5+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Does your school have a premed advisor? There should be a list of courses you need to take to fulfill the requirement for applying to med schools.
  4. dago

    dago University of Kentucky 10+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    yeah, calc-based physics is not necessary. if physics is not your bag, i'd go with the general class. i took non-calc based but i think i might have enjoyed the other one more.
  5. MeCord3

    MeCord3 2+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    You don't need calc based physics for med school prereqs or for the MCAT. Algebra based will suffice.
  6. eekonomics

    eekonomics 2+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    You don't need calc-based physics, but I took both (non-calc based AP Physics B in high school and calc-based Intro to Physics sequence college) and trust me, the calc-based one is a lot easier because you don't have to "work around" the lack of calculus knowledge. That, of course, is only true if you know calc to start off with!
  7. SeventhSon

    SeventhSon SIMMER DOWN 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    San Diego
    hah that is an intriguing point.... i have found in physiology that there are a lot of handwaving explanations that we receive since a large chunk of our class probably does not have a strong enough math/physical science background to understand some concepts mechanistically. It leaves people like me with a strong background in math/physics scratching their heads at times :confused:

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