I know in Calculus there is a pure vs. applied calc. distinction. I took Applied Calculus last year, but not the pure form. I've been checking out my university's math catalog and they bring up an applied math vs. pure math track. I can see that applied math is math that is used in specific settings (chemistry, business, biology, etc.), but I'm still a little uncertain about what is meant by pure math. Can someone explain the distinction. Also, does the applied vs. pure distinction only occur when you get to Calculus? What about arithmetic, algebra, pre-calc/trig., geometry, etc. that we learned in high school? Is all the stuff prior to calculus neither applied, nor pure? TVM!!!