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Calculus

Calculus is the branch of mathematics that deals with continuously changing quantities and motion. Sir Isaac Newton was one of the pioneers of calculus.

Sample some of the following activities to learn more about calculus.

 

Places To Go    People To See    Things To Do    Bibliography

Places To Go

The following are places to go (some real and some virtual) to find out about calculus.

Calculus
Interactive calculus applets.
eCalculus
Directory of calculus links for tutorials, homework help, history sample tests, and tips on exam preparation.
Harvey Mudd College Online Tutorial
This site features online tutorials covering precalculus, calculus, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations.
Math Tools - Calculus
Visit the Math Tool website to find numerous resources for practicing calculus skills.
Trigonometry & Calculus
Spend time at a website where experts offer calculus help.

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People To See

Ask Mr. Calculus
Send your equation-related questions to Mr. Calculus.
Calculus Help
Chat with the experts at Calculus Help and check out their calculus tutorials and Problems of the Week.
A History of the Calculus
Meet the people--like Leucippus, Democritus and Antiphon--who made contributions to the development of calculus.
Karl's Calculus Tutorial
Meet Karl Hahn. He likes to help students with their calculus problems.
Math Mistakes
Spend time with people who make math mistakes. This website lets you view common calculus mistakes and gives ideas to avoid the same kinds of problems.

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Things To Do

AP Calculus
From the Advanced Placement Program, get tips and tricks to help in passing AP exams. You'll find example questions and responses that will give experience for the actual exam.
The Calculus, Concepts, Computers and Cooperative Learning Program
Read through these concepts about how students learn and retain mathematical principles.
Calculus on the Web (COW)
COW is an internet utility for learning and practicing calculus. Give students the opportunity to learn and practice problems in calculus in a friendly environment via the internet.
CalculusQuest
Sample this interactive, online approach to learning calculus.
The Integrator
Do your integrals online.
Learning Calculus
Gain some good advice on mastering calculus.
SOS Math - Calculus
Learn about sequences, series, integration, and integrals.
Step-by-Step Derivatives and Integrals
Enter your calculus problem on this interactive site and let it figure the solution and show you the steps along the way.
Visual Calculus
Find a collection of modules on seven different areas of calculus.

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Bibliography

  • Abbott, Percival. Calculus. Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC/Contemporary Pub., 1997.
  • Bleau, Barbara Lee. Forgotten Calculus: A Refresher Course with Applications to Economics and Business. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's Educational Series, c1994.
  • Downing, Douglas. Calculus the Easy Way. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, c1996.
  • Dykes, Joan. Introduction to Calculus. New York, NY: HarperPerennial, c1992.
  • Morgan, Frank. Calculus Lite. Wellesley, Mass.: A K Peters, c1997.
  • Ross, Debra. Master Math: Calculus. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, c1998.
  • Smith, Ron. Business Calculus. New York: HarperPerennial, c1993.
  • Thompson, Silvanus Phillips. Calculus Made Easy: Being a Very-simplest Introduction to Those Beautiful Methods of Reckoning Which Are Generally Called by the Terrifying Names of the Differential Calculus and the Integral Calculus. New York: St. Martin's Press, c1998.
  • Weaver, Jefferson Hane. Conquering Calculus: The Easy Road to Understanding Mathematics. New York: Plenum Trade, c1998.
  • Zandy, Bernard V. Calculus. Lincoln, Neb.: Cliffs Notes, Inc., c1993.
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