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# Why is calculus used by doctors?

## Answer

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###### November 16, 2007 7:02AM

To measure the rate at which a laser travels through organs.

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### What is the difference between Newton and Leibniz calculus?

The difference between Leibniz calculus to Newton calculus was
that Leibniz developed Newton's calculus into the calculus we all
know today. For instance, diffentiation and intergration, limits,
continuity, etc. This type of calculus was the pure mathematics. On
the otherhand, the calculus which Newton found was that used in
physics, such as speed and velocity which helped with physics
greatly.
Today, calculus not only used in just mathematics or physics,
but used in finance, as well as exploited in engineering.

###### Asked in Jobs

### How is calculus used?

Calculus is used a lot in business decisions. I am a Business
Administration major. An examples is the break-even point in
calculus. You need to know how to do this in business so you know
how much of a product that you need to sell in order to cover your
cost. Hope this helps some.
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That is just one field, but Calculus is used in a huge range of
scientific and engineering problems.

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###### Asked in English to Latin, Latin to English

### What is the meaning of the Latin word calculus?

The Latin word calculus means "pebble". It is still used
this way in medicine, where "calculus" can be used to refer to a
kidney stone or gallstone, and by extension to the mineral buildup
on teeth also called "tartar".
The mathematical term "calculus" derives from the ancient use of
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###### Asked in Jobs, Veterinary Medicine

### Do veterinarians use precalculus in practice?

The specific mathematical techniques taught in pre-calculus are
not routinely used by veterinarians in practice. However, the
thought process and theoretical concepts taught by pre-calculus are
used routinely. In addition, veterinarians in research or those
specializing in cardiopulmonary treatment use pre-calculus and
calculus techniques on a regular basis.

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### Scientist who made calculus?

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### Could Give and explain the two basic classifications of calculus?

People often divide Calculus into integral and differential
calculus.
In introductory calculus classes, differential calculus usually
involves
learning about derivatives, rates of change, max and min and
optimization problems and many other topics that use
differentiation.
Integral calculus deals with antiderivatives or integrals. There
are definite and indefinite integrals. These are used in
calculating areas under or between curves. They are also used for
volumes and length of curves and many other things that involve
sums or integrals.
There are thousands and thousand of applications of both
integral and differential calculus.