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basic calculusi have heard all about extremely uneasy things about calculus... "it's a throatchocking concept and so on" but, thank god that few people have also said things like "basic calculus is all you need and it isn't a big deal". i have heard few things about integration and differentiation and also read the topic of limits on mathisfun.com.... i would like to learn basic calculus and learn to apply them in any type question for exams or real life situaions... "The man was just too bored so he invented maths for fun" some wise guy #2 20130529 03:13:15
Re: basic calculusHi;
Welcome! Who said that? Need for what? For physics? Yep! For computer science? Nope!
That will take a bit longer. I have been trying for 86 years! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20130529 03:42:07
Re: basic calculushi gourish You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #4 20130529 04:02:39
Re: basic calculusI wanted you to read "Calculus made Easy" 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20130529 04:12:26
Re: basic calculusThat is the way for all self taught people. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #6 20130529 22:17:41
Re: basic calculusI like "Calculus Made Easy" but Martin needs to do a bit more renovation again. His methodology (Thompson's) is quite good but he doesn't cover the geometrical meaning of a derivative until much later. And I would really like to remove some of Liebniz's notation into f'. Also, as a guy pursuing a doctorate in physics, much more then basic calculus is required. Look at this problem for example: Last edited by Shivamcoder3013 (20130529 22:24:00) I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #7 20130530 00:05:00
Re: basic calculusNo, problem solving since I was six. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #8 20130530 01:30:42
Re: basic calculusSome age to be problem solving. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #9 20130530 01:34:55
Re: basic calculusI was always jumping ahead and doing things my own way. I hated the way they went over the same things again and again at school. My mind would wander or daydream about what I thought were more interesting problems. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #10 20130530 01:36:47
Re: basic calculusThat's true until you hit university. Until then, I was bored but I have to participate due to pressure. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #11 20130530 01:43:23
Re: basic calculusLibraries were always my favorite place to be. I was on the reclusive side. Not necessarily a good thing. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #13 20130530 01:44:02
Re: basic calculusIt is the notation that attracts a lot of people to it. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20130530 01:46:24
Re: basic calculus7/3, I for one was so excited about learning calculus was purely for the sake of learning. I had no interest in calculus whatsoever, at least not at the start. Later on as time progressed, I became much more attracted to calculus. And what I meant by pressure was the constant fear of not getting in to a top university, or not achieving a 100% average. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #15 20130530 01:49:54
Re: basic calculusI knew it could solve problems that I wanted answers to. Algebra, can only do so much. And again, I loved the Sigma sign! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #16 20130530 02:00:51
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to impress others.... and have a proud feeling inside.... 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #18 20130530 02:37:28
Re: basic calculusI do not mean it is the only reason, they gave other good reasons. It was mine that is all. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #20 20130603 01:32:12
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t "The man was just too bored so he invented maths for fun" some wise guy #21 20130603 03:41:41
Re: basic calculusHi gourish; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #22 20130618 22:35:30
Re: basic calculusTake Maxwell's equations for example. And bobbym, I know a computer programmer who believes computer science requires no knowledge of maths greater then 6th7th grade, I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #23 20130618 23:16:40
Re: basic calculusHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #24 20130618 23:18:13
Re: basic calculusMaxwell? If you mean the programmer, it's a she and she is not very good. She does claim to code in every single language I have heard of, but I highly doubt it. However, I know other programmers who are quite decent and do not think math is too important either. I have discovered a truly marvellous signature, which this margin is too narrow to contain. Fermat Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. Archimedes Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.  Neumann #25 20130618 23:22:01
Re: basic calculusDepends on the type of programmer and what they are asked to do. Generally, programmers are better at math than mathematicians are at programming. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 