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Calculus was created to solve problems in physics that could not be solved given the mathematical methods available at the time. One of my teachers said that Newton invented C…alculus to understand the laws governing planets' elliptical rotations around the sun. (MORE)

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Typically, the pre-requisite for calculus is algebra and trigonometry. These are usually universally required because you need these skills to actually do the mathematics of t…he calculus. There are a lot of identities in trigonometry that you will wish you could remember when you are working with calculus of trigonometric functions. (MORE)

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Calculus is commonly taken as a first year course in college, but can be taken as an advanced course late in high school through programs like AP Calculus.

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Elements of basic Calculus have been in development for several millenia, beginning in ancient Egypt. Many mathematicians have worked on the development of what we now know as… Calculus, but Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz were the two men who pulled all the ideas together into a coherent whole. They are usually credited with the independent and nearly simultaneous invention of Calculus. Originally the idea of Calculus originated from a Greek mathematician named Euclid. He also did a lot with Geometry; we call geometry with flat things Euclidean. Euclid first thought up Calculus but Sir Isaac newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz were the ones who pulled it all together. (MORE)

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Advanced Calculus means different things in different context. But in general there are only two different meanings. i) Multivariable and Vector Calculus, where instead of lo…oking at just the boring and trivial real line, we move up to look into functions over real vector spaces Rn, where functions are not as nice, but much more practical in Physics, Engineering etc. (Space is R3, Space-Times os R4 with a weirdly defined dot product) ii) "Real Math" Calculus, or more accurately, rigorous Calculus or Modern Calculus where we don't just take what the professor tells us to be the absolute truth, but rather using logic, axioms and tools such as mathematical induction, symbolic logic, and other type of mathematical proofs to come to our own conclusion of what is true (and more importantly why) and what is false. It is "advanced" as there is no direct reason of doing so in Engineering, Physic, or any field of Science. It is a way for people going into research in Mathematics to be prepared as it is how modern Math is really done. I am in Advanced Calculus myself where it is the second meaning. Clearly, the second case involves discussions and theorem proving for the first case. (MORE)

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Calculus is a branch of mathematics which came from the thoughts of many different individuals. For example, the Greek scholar Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) calculated the areas a…nd volumes of complex shapes. Isaac Newton further developed the notion of calculus. There are two branches of calculus which are: differential calculus and integral calculus. The former seeks to describe the magnitude of the instantaneous rate of change of a graph, this is called the derivative. For example: the derivative of a position vs. time graph is a velocity vs. time graph, this is because the rate of change of position is velocity. The latter seeks to describe the area covered by a graph and is called the integral. For example: the integral of a velocity vs. time graph is the total displacement. Calculus is useful because the world is rarely static; it is a dynamic and complex place. Calculus is used to model real-world situations, or to extrapolate the change of variables. (MORE)

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Calculus is interesting because it is incredible that human intelligence has discovered a way to solve a problem using a formula that can be repeated. Calculus is not necessar…ily about the numbers, but about the fact that we can apply rules and theories to numbers in a variety of situations. (MORE)

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All electronic devices would not exist without calculus. Engineers would be able to do nothing without calculus, which means everything that we have that we owe to engineers…, we owe to calculus as well. Physics would not exist beyond the high school level (which is trigonometry based) without calculus. If you asked this question to help you with a school assignment, here's a good common saying you can use: Calculus is the language of physics. Applied chemistry requires calculus, which means that everything that we owe to applied chemistry, we also owe to calculus. (MORE)

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Calculus III generally entails vector calculus, divergence and curl, and continuing study of integrals and derivatives. What is mainly studies, however, is the calculus of mul…ti-variable functions, such as f(x,y,z,w,b,a) rather than just f(x) (Typically, it would just be of two variables, but the idea holds). (MORE)

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The branch of mathematics that deals with the finding andproperties of derivatives and integrals of functions.