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# What is calculus about?

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###### Wiki User

###### November 14, 2010 11:25AM

Calculus is about applying the idea of limits to functions in
various ways. For example, the limit of the slope of a curve as the
length of the curve approaches zero, or the limit of the area of
rectangle as its length goes to zero. Limits are also used in the
study of infinite series as in the limit of a function of *x*
as *x* approaches infinity.