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Everyone here loves to go on about it but what is it?
Originally posted by chroot
Calculus is the study of rate of change of things.
- Warren
Why ?Originally posted by chroot
Calculus allows you to find this equation. For the parabola y=x^2, it happens that the slope is given by the equation m=2x. Thus at the point x=4, the slope is m = 2(4) = 8.
It's beyond the scope of this board to explain exactly why the slope of the parabola y=x^2 is m=2x, so I will refer you to any good calculus textbook.
Calculus is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of change and motion. It involves finding and analyzing rates of change and using mathematical models to describe real-world phenomena.
Calculus is used in a variety of fields, including physics, engineering, economics, and medicine. It provides a powerful tool for solving complex problems and understanding the behavior of systems over time.
The two main branches of Calculus are differential Calculus and integral Calculus. Differential Calculus deals with rates of change and slopes of curves, while integral Calculus deals with calculating areas and volumes.
Calculus is used in many real-life applications, such as predicting the motion of objects, optimizing business processes, designing bridges and buildings, and analyzing data in fields like economics and biology.
Calculus can be challenging to learn, but with dedication and practice, anyone can understand its concepts. It is important to have a strong foundation in algebra and trigonometry before studying Calculus.