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I agree, and also it keeps you motivated. Algebra courses is almost always very abstract and it is sometimes hard to see the forest because of all the trees. Also linear algebra, such as vector spaces, Eigenfunctions and Eigenvectors of a matrix is used very much in quantum physics, scientific computing and so on. Sometimes Linear algebra II also covers "function spaces", so there is sometimes required pre-knowledge of one-dimensional analysis in those courses.

As the others says, you'll do fine. I also took Linear Algebra II at the same times as multivariable calculus.

Good luck!

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as others have said. no there is no reason in the world logically for calc 1 or 2 either to be prerecquisite for linear algebra.

indeed linear algebra is a prerec for calc 2 done right.

linear algebra is easier than calc and should be taught in high school before and instead of calc, but high school teachers do not realize this mostly.

high schoolers and their teachers do have a chance of doing justice to linear algebra, but most high school calc courses are very poor substitutes for college ones.

if high schools taught linear algebra instead of calculus they would not do nearly so much harm as they presently do.

indeed linear algebra is a prerec for calc 2 done right.

linear algebra is easier than calc and should be taught in high school before and instead of calc, but high school teachers do not realize this mostly.

high schoolers and their teachers do have a chance of doing justice to linear algebra, but most high school calc courses are very poor substitutes for college ones.

if high schools taught linear algebra instead of calculus they would not do nearly so much harm as they presently do.

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For the most part, Lin Alg should be possible without calc II and III. The only reason I can think of that calc II is a prereq for most schools is that integrals and derivatives are linear. As others have said, knowing DEs before Lin Alg will be helpful for understanding eigenvalues/vectors

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Alright, but knowing DE does require Calc. II and III right?

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Usually just Calc 2.Alright, but knowing DE does require Calc. II and III right?

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At my school, Calc. II is required for DE but not Calc. III. In fact, one may take either Calc. III or ODE/PDE after Calc. II, then go back and take the other.Alright, but knowing DE does require Calc. II and III right?

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At my school, Calc. II is required for DE but not Calc. III. In fact, one may take either Calc. III or ODE/PDE after Calc. II, then go back and take the other.

Its the same at most schools. many CSE and EE students will rush to take SE for Circuits.

I am going to be taking Calc 2 and Linear Algebra at the same time this upcoming semester. I had to ask specific professors and all but one said Calc 2 was a major wart of LA. I knew they were idiots, so I found the best teacher who said I would be fine taking it.

I really cant wait.

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Thanks, I just need the title and the author, so I can find a cheap copy used. Also is does Apostol's book have linear algebra in it, and if so, which volume of his?

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