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August 6th, 2015, 08:36 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: May 2012 Posts: 205 Thanks: 5  Numerical methods prerequisite
Hello, officially I only have calculus 2 and some linear algebra behind my belt, however I've read ahead on multivariate and. Some vector calculus. There a third year course called 'numerical methods' that I'd like to take. It's done using maple which I a familiar with. However I'm worried the course might be too much too earlier for me in my math degree. Wondering if anyone has thoughts on this thanks 
August 6th, 2015, 08:43 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms 
It's pretty early for such a course, yes. You won't need any more calculus than you already have, and you may know enough linear algebra to get by (though this could be a weak point). But generally this course is taken later to give you time to build up general mathematical maturity rather than specific prerequisites. But if you're particularly interested in the subject, and especially since you already know Maple, I'd say go for it.


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