How to succeed in Calculus?? I've started Calculus and aced my first review exam of precalc. However, we are now studying the continuity of limits right now and we have learned quite a few theorems and rules already. Do these need to be memorized or is there a way to "understand" or "derive" these rules/theorems so it you can understand it conceptually instead of just analytically. As I flip through my text, there seems to be more complicated theorems and laws. Do you seriously need to memorize these or will they come naturally and be embedded in your brain? Are these equations like Physics equations where they can all be understood conceptually? For example, you can explain the equation F=ma in so many different ways so that you can understand its true meaning. Is it like that in Calculus where you can find relationships etc.? What are the best ways to approach theorems, laws, and whatnot? Thanks. I do not support rote memorization in math or Physics and I love understanding these instead of just memorizing the functions which mean nothing if you do not understand what they "symbolize."