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Calculus (from Latin calculus, literally "small pebble used for counting on an abacus") is the mathematical study of continuous change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of generalizations of arithmetic operations. It has two major branches, differential calculus (concerning rates of change and slopes of curves), and integral calculus (concerning accumulation of quantities and the areas under and between curves); these two branches are related to each other by the fundamental theorem of calculus. Both branches make use of the fundamental notions of co ...more
“ Normal. She wanted normal and so did I. "You know what's normal?" "What?" She wiped away her remaining tears. "Calculus. ...more ”
“ Considering how many fools can calculate, it is surprising that it should be thought either a difficult or a tedious task for any other fool to learn how to master the same tricks. Some calculus-tricks are quite easy. Some are enormously difficult. The fools who write the textbooks of advanced mathematics - and they are mostly clever fools - seldom take the trouble to show you how easy the easy calculations are. On the contrary, they seem to desire to impress you with their tremendous clevernes ...more ”
[close] Starting in Summer of 2019, the Fields Institute's MathEd Forum is organizing a book club which focuses on writings on mathematicians, mathematics, and its history.
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Para todos los que buscan libros de tecnología, ciencia y matemática que quieran leer para apren…more
[close] Para todos los que buscan libros de tecnología, ciencia y matemática que quieran leer para aprender nuevas cosas y encontrar inspiración para nuevos proyectos. También que lean como entretención, ciencia ficción u otros géneros con temáticas relacionadas a la tecnología, ciencia o matemática.
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In the past year I have wanted to read more books on mathematics, mathematicians and the history…more
[close] In the past year I have wanted to read more books on mathematics, mathematicians and the history of mathematics. After half a year, I realized that it is way better to discuss this books with other people. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to start a book club. We can decide together for a book to read, give us a deadline (something from 1 to 3 months depending on the book) and share our thoughts, favorite quotes on that specific book. Because the books will be math related, talking about the mathematics inside is another must.
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This group is for people interested in mathematics at the college level. All are welcome. Profes…more
[close] This group is for people interested in mathematics at the college level. All are welcome. Professor and students never stop learning mathematics, hence this group is called Mathematics Students.
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