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Difference between Precalculus or Calculus?

  1. Oct 2, 2006 #1
    I have my old Calculus book from college. I'm not sure if it's Precalculus or Calculus. How do I tell the difference.

    This one does integrals, differention,varition, and derivitaves.
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  3. Oct 2, 2006 #2
    That would be calculus, then.
  4. Oct 2, 2006 #3


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    What's the name of the book?

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    That was my first thought!
  6. Oct 10, 2006 #5
    SO what's the difference between Calculus and Precalculus?
  7. Oct 10, 2006 #6


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    At the risk of sounding obvious, precalculus is simpler and comes first.

    Generally, integrals are done in calculus (although perhaps simple ones are done in precalc?). Differentiation is introduced is precalc.
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