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"calculus is advanced algebra and deals with curves (changing numbers), group theory is another branch of advanced algebra. The point is they are all algebra."

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"calculus is advanced algebra and deals with curves (changing numbers), group theory is another branch of advanced algebra. The point is they are all algebra."

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For instance, if you have the following equation; f(x)=y=Ax^2.

Algebra is concerned with what the value of y is when x is equal to a particular value.

Calculus on the other hand, is concerned with how the same function changes with respect to a particular variable. In this case, dy/dx would be how y changes with respect to x (y'=2Ax).

Then again, I'm not a mathematician so I could be wrong.

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I think algebra is its own subject area, but it is easy to end up discussing semantics and not mathematics when talking about names of subjects.

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