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When do most people do calculus?

  1. Oct 5, 2003 #1
    when do "most" people do calculus?

    out of curiousity, when do "most" people do calculus? when do they start?
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  3. Oct 5, 2003 #2


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    "Most" people start as college freshman. Brighter students take advanced placement calculus in high school (senior year).
  4. Oct 5, 2003 #3
    It really depends where you are.
    In Belgium, precalculus is taught in the fourth year of secondary school. The last two years are devoted to calculus.

    Things I saw in High School:
    Partial Derivatives
    Simple differential equations

    I'm quite sure that in most other European countries this is also required knowledge for most students.
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