Form of math derived by Isaac Newton consisting mainly of derivatives and integrals. Allows one to get the slope of the tangent line of a curve or the area under the curve, respectively. Extremely useful in almost all areas of science. Newton wrote it in two weeks, and often takes us about a year to learn.

From calculus, we know that the derivative of position is velocity, and the velocity is acceleration. A third derivative, the jerk (what you feel when a car suddenly stops), can be found, but is not seen as often. These relationships are crucial to the physical sciences.

From calculus, we know that the derivative of position is velocity, and the velocity is acceleration. A third derivative, the jerk (what you feel when a car suddenly stops), can be found, but is not seen as often. These relationships are crucial to the physical sciences.

by MikeNolan
October 20, 2003

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It's a type of hard plaque generally found on teeth.

Dude, I've got calculus...

by A equals A
April 12, 2005

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Something warm, fuzzy, and incredibly useful.

A point mass moves in the xy-plane with a velocity given by 6t2+9t+2. What's its average velocity between t=1 and t=4?

Try solving that one without calculus.

Try solving that one without calculus.

by calculus is 1337
September 19, 2005

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The greatest thing on the entire planet!

Calculus is better than sex.

by Peter C Keizer
September 18, 2005

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1. Math invented by Sir Isaac Newton in the 17th century. Involves calculating "limits", numbers that are normally unable to be calculated except through differentiation.

2. The mathematics of Limits and Derivatives.

3. A freakin' impossible math class. Calculus AB is too hard, BC is impossible.

2. The mathematics of Limits and Derivatives.

3. A freakin' impossible math class. Calculus AB is too hard, BC is impossible.

"I hate Newton, he should shove Calculus up his ass, the wanker"

by Jordon
December 10, 2003

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