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**hristo****Member**- Registered: 2005-12-26
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hi,

i have a question about multivariable calculus. Is it required to know linear algebra in order to take a m. calculus course?

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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I don't know.

Hristo, where are you from?

I think the linear algebra is the matrixes and systems of multivaluable linear equations. I think there's something like "matrix caltulus", where the arguments and the values of the functions are vectors or matrixes, but I think that it will be usefull to learn some LA.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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And one more thing: I have a textbook in which linear algebra lessons are before singlevariable calculus. There must be reason for this. I think LA is easier than CA.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Not all schools will require linear algebra for multivariable calculus. Mine doesn't. Multivariable is normally set in 1, 2, 3, or 4 dimensions, so you can normally get away with having non-matrix derivatives and integrals and using vectors.

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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mine dosen't eiather

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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