View Full Version : Should I keep Calculus and Probability textbooks?
07-18-2002, 12:33 AM
I'm done with course 1, I'm wodering if it's a good idea to keep those textbooks, possibly for courses 3 and 4 for references as there're still a few things I'm not totally profecient with, or it's simply a time to get rid of them.
07-18-2002, 06:50 AM
I'm keeping mine, but then again, I'm a pack rat and keep everything. But you know what? I've used quite a few of my college textbooks from a variety of classes. And BTW...Calculous is not spelled with an 'o'. Calculus.
07-18-2002, 08:35 AM
I'm keeping mine too. I don't know about exams 3 and 4, but course 2 seems to have some series on it (i.e. geometric).
07-18-2002, 09:04 AM
I would keep them. I expect that, in the future, you will want to refer to them.
I held onto mine thinking I would want to refer back to them. I've now passed 2 - 4 as well, and I didn't find that I really needed them.
The lone exception may be Probability for Risk Management. I didn't have this book when I studied for Course 1, but I read through it before taking Course 3. I don't know how much I really needed to do so, but it helped reinforce some concepts.
Hell yeah you should keep them. Those are the most fundamental things you will need to refer to them in the future.
07-18-2002, 10:31 AM
If nothing else, they make your bookcase look more impressive and we all know that's what being an actuary is all about! :)
07-18-2002, 11:49 AM
I'm going to. I like keeping books that I may need to refer to for anything in the future...if nothing else, I can use it for a reference when my brother calls me for help in first year calc (he's going into his first year in the fall). :wink:
07-18-2002, 12:11 PM
You might want to keep them for posterity - or a paperweight - that's about all the use you'll get out of them.
You will most likely NOT use them as an actuary...
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