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January 10th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Need spring semester math advice

I am planning on majoring in computer science or management in information systems. I am currently behind on my math classes. I currently plan to take the following classes this spring.

TECHNICAL ALGEBRA & TRIG
CONCEPTS OF MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS I

My question is if i take all these classes in one semester will it become confusing? Should i remove one or more classes to make it easier for me? I am pretty good at math it is just i am not familiar on the difficulty of the material.
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January 11th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #2
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My question is if i take all these classes in one semester will it become confusing?
Probably not. The only problem I see is that Discrete Mathematics may need some of the others. Can you post prerequisites (if any) for that course, plus the course catalog description?
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MATH 122 - DISCRETE MATHEMATICS I
3 HR. (TC)
M1 905 & CS 915

Prerequisite: MAT 108 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent or department approval.
This course covers directed and undirected graphs including trees and routing; combinatorics and counting principles; logic, functions, relations and sets; Boolean Algebra and switching theory; and finite state machines. Application problems from the field of computer science will be studied such as speed of sorting, database management, and routing in networks. Three lecture hours per week.
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What is MAT 108?
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Math 108 was intermediate algebra which covered functions and various other things
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It looks like it's manageable, then. Keep up on the TECHNICAL ALGEBRA & TRIG , it'll make the other classes easier if you understand it better.
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It looks like it's manageable, then. Keep up on the TECHNICAL ALGEBRA & TRIG , it'll make the other classes easier if you understand it better.
I'm going to second this recommendation. A lot of calculus and analysis is almost painfully easy if you have this stuff down, and it's painfully difficult if you don't. I would have had a much easier time my first year at the university if I had actually cared about this stuff when I took it.
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