A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
KonradZuse
 3 years ago
What is the horror known as Calculus actually used for?
KonradZuse
 3 years ago
What is the horror known as Calculus actually used for?

This Question is Closed

CliffSedge
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2"horror?" watch your mouth!

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Since I'm done with Calc 2 now I still am curious what exactly I can use this for... I'm a Computer Science major and I'm curious what exactly I could do.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0haha yeah Cliff, you should have been here during the summer :P

Dido525
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Say horror one more time o calculus and 1 life will be "removed" . (kidding...)

Dido525
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Engineering, Business, sciences, economics etc...

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0IT wasn't that bad, I really enjoyed calc 2 when I got the help I needed to understand it fully.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0calc 1 completely konfused me....

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Alright, friend, I'll answer your question with some rigor. Give me a short while.

CliffSedge
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2It's general purpose is to model phenomena that undergo continuous changes, or to model discrete changes as continuous to simplify solutions.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I took both calcs online, calc 1 while I was working like 60+ hour weeks...

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Calc 2 I learned a lot from the people on here.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What I want to know is wtf is taught in Calc 4 and 5?> LOL....

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@experimentX @TuringTest @lgbasallote iggy @Outkast3r09

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what topics have you learned so far? are you still in school/university?

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Experiment you should know what I learned you were with me :P

CliffSedge
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Calc 3 is mostly 3dimensional vectors from what I remember, then there's differential equations, partial differential equations, mathematical modelling . . .

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I heard about diff eq :)

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A lot of it has to do with area from what I remember.

Outkast3r09
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Differential equations is a class that simply teaches you many ways of solving a differential equations.. it's used for such things as population growth, decay, finding rates of change

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0shell method and such

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you were doing basics ... probably you are still in high school/or first year of university

Outkast3r09
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Diff Eq is more of a how to solve the same problem different ways

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0>( I just graduated :p

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/ here you get to know about calculus

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I already know about pauls online notes :P

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1"Calculus" is a very broad term that I have seen with reference to all analytical maths. This includes complex analysis, real analysis, and even abstract algebra. Abstract algebra is a useful way of determining exactly how to perform operations like multiplication and division in very extreme circumstances, like as applied to quantum mechanics and our understanding of atomic (and subatomic) theory. The analysis branches, from real analysis to complex analysis, help us engineer virtually everything. Risk assessment with financial investment is done with real analysis. Engineering approximations with series is done with real analysis. Materials science is done with complex analysis. Relativity is done with complex analysis. Etcetera, etcetera. But this is all analysis. Let's use "calculus" in its narrower conception. It is the study of quantitative change. It might seem obvious to you that numbers like \(\pi\) exist, or \(e\), both numbers incredibly important for things like engineering, science, finance, etc. But it's questionable whether they do actually exist. They're irrational numbers. They can't be expressed as a fraction \(\frac ab\mid\forall b\neq0\). For people at the time, grasping the concept of an irrational was much like grasping imaginaries today. How can we know they exist? What does it mean for something to exist in between fractions? To definitively prove that \(\pi\) and \(e\) exist, we need to use calculus, because they are both directly related to rates of change. Like a ratio (fraction), but with less of a defined boundary. \(e\) for instance is a number whose rate of change is itself. That cannot be defined as a fraction. But it's used in virtually all electrical engineering (Fourier transforms are proved with concepts like \(e\)). And I'd say electricity is pretty important. Calculus many would argue is the first real math class a person takes. Everything before it is "common sense". I guess this makes math difficult to access, but it's a unfortunate property of the field. It gets much easier as you go along, though; like learning a language.

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Correction to my previous post. Relativity is not done with complex analysis. Field and gauge theories are. Be on your way.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Experiment is a meany poo poo head :P

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0On these three you learn (probably first/second year of university) 1. Single variable calculus 2. Multivariable calculus/ Vector calculus 3. Differential equations (< this can be quite difficult) I had Partial Differential equations/Complex Variables Analysis/ A bit of differential geometry on my final year.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah I've heard of some funky math classes... Glad I don't have to take em, nor care to :P.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I've heard of multi variable calc, wouldn't that just be like calc 2/3? x/y and/or z?

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I heard the only thing calc 3 adds is a z coordinate.

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0+ Revision of all what i learned in previous year PDE I encountered in Math was quite different PDE i had in Physics.

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes and no. You learn to operate imaginary numbers. You also learn to integrate along surfaces and other coordinate systems.

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@experimentX I'm surprised you've encountered PDE's in any great amount, unless you're already in graduate school.

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Partial differential equations.

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm half way though Grad school in physics. I tried to earn extra math degree in undergrad but failed in Analysis II and Algebra II

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Algebra II hehe noob. :p

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Outstanding. :) Do you have a research focus?

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm looking at grad schools, haha.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's for people who want to pay loans back forever :P

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Or go to community college, get a 4.0, go to a state college with a full scholarship, get 4.0's again and a 35+ on GRE's, and then get into grad school with a fellowship.

badreferences
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I admit, the last two are difficult. The first is easy, though.

KonradZuse
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0All this posting and I'm still lebft konfused :)

zzr0ck3r
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the simples answer that should not confuse you is........."everything you can think of"

zzr0ck3r
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If time is chaning and you want to talk about anything that is in that time, then you need the calculus:)

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@badreferences not really ... I lagged behind seriously so I'm still learning. We generally have thesis after second year. I still have time to think of. probably by then I hope i'll find something.

experimentX
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0probably i'll appear these two exams this year. I hope I'll pass this time.

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0For the answer to this, watch the following online video: http://www.montereyinstitute.org/courses/Introductory%20Calculus%20I/course%20files/multimedia/unit1intro/Container.html

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's kinda oldschool, but it delivers

micahwood50
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus." Elizabeth Moon
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.