I've only done high school calculus (differentiation, integrals) and have never used it in my professional life as a programmer. However, I've taken time off to self-learn some maths again and became interested in calculus as "the study of change".
What bothers me about high calculus is that it's all about smooth continuous lines. Is there a more generalized calculus that studies change in the dirtier data you'd find out in the wild?
I'm aware of curve fitting methods, but is there a more raw approach?
Apologies if the question is a bit vague, I'm struggling to find to mathematical vocabulary to describe what I'm seeking.
16 on act, cheated on all math tests in high school.
Had to literally take a "math fundamentals" class when i first started college that went over how to do PEMDAS, exponents, long division, etc.
Now I'm a junior CS student who is in one of the most advanced math classes. Does it feel good? Yes..
I know I missed certain core concepts in math as a child, and I never got it together to go back, figure out what I didn't know (or misunderstood) and fix it. Now, with online learning so readily available, I'd like to start over again and somehow work through the entire elementary, junior high, and high school curriculum. My goal is to be able to tutor children in math.
As an adult, I'm not eligible to attend any free online public schools (that I know of). I also don't know how to design a curriculum for myself, much less teach myself out of a book, unless it's extremely self-explanatory. Doing a high school GED course doesn't work, because to be honest, my math skills aren't even up to a 9th-grade level anymore.
I'd be so grateful for any suggestions as to where I can turn for help in designing a self-study math curriculum for myself, starting at the third grade--long division, fractions, etc. Thank you!
My 5th grade Calculus 1 class was very hard and I got a B+. Will this hurt my chances at Ivy League? In the additional info section, should I explain my extenuating circumstances (that I was in 5th grade)?
I've had limited experience with linear algebra, but the algebraic concepts have helped me enormously in solving equations. Solving systems of equations is much, much easier using matrices than basic algebraic methods. So, I assume the more linear algebra one knows would make the algebra part of Calculus easier, which is the most difficult part of Calculus.
So, would one run into any problems learning linear algebra before calculus? Would it be beneficial?
I have written a little paper:
The text looks at lambda calculus from a programmers point of view. Everyone with some programming experience should be able to read and understand the text.
Special effort is given on how to represent algebraic data types in lambda calculus.
I hope some of you might enjoy the paper.
I see a lot of students posting in /r/college about not having taken pre-calculus, having to retake calculus.
I know many american high schools are setup in the way that you have some form of choice in choosing your course along with only a few schools having AP courses, IB curriculum.
Am I missing something?
I thought maybe this sub would understand how big this is for me. Shout out to professor Leonard for explaining things in such a way that even my slow ass can pick it up and apply it accurately.
So, I really like calculus. I am not taking any classes right now, but I did some problems on Khan Academy, and did well on problems like limits, Fundamental theorem and chain rule in integrals. I really wanna get better, and I am ready for solving a lot of problems. What kind of books would suit me? Also if you have more questions please do ask! Price may not be a problem.
Fking hell. Why does every card's effect gotta be +1 this or +2 that.
Only that Maelwrawn card requires multiplication.. and that too of the number 2. By itself.
I think Artifact's design caters only to casuals who've barely finished third grade..
Mensa International demands a greater challenge!!
Doing calculus 1 : Differentiation ( ocw is open courseware)
I'm too lazy to do this alone so in a group would be great.
If you're interested join our discord group.
Edit 1: Guy's I'll be sharing the discord group soon ! We will start from 22nd june
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I really hope I’m in the right place. Well kids, after years of building a ditzy persona to avoid the embarrassment of being legitimately bad at math, I finally decided to ditch all pre-conceived notions of my own capabilities and go after my degree in software engineering. I have to say, it’s been so incredibly rewarding and learning to code and design software makes me feel like I have an actual purpose in college. I’ve been taking an “Intro to Quantitative Analysis” class which I’m pretty sure is just stats but also a review of all the math we covered in high school. It’s been great, two weeks until the final exam and I have an A. My only worry is this: calculus. As soon as this class is over, pre-calc is next. Then I have to take two calculus classes. To be honest, I’m terrified. I’m so afraid of falling back into this idea that I’m not good or capable of doing math the minute things start getting complicated. So, what has helped you learn calculus? What has helped you build conf... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does taking Calc AB and BC give a greater understanding of Calculus rather than just taking BC? Also, would taking both classes rather than just the one make Calc 3 in college easier?
I’ve only seen a few exam questions from AP Calc BC and AB but they seem so much straightforward and basic than the questions I am doing on Khan Academy for simply the AB course. They use so many more twists and turns and different mechanics than the exam questions that I have seen. Does anyone else feel this way?
How come they keep releasing new textbooks every 3 years?
Well, the title says it all. I tried all throughout the brutal exam and was slain by many monstrous integrals. All I wanted was to pass at this point and I’m not even sure that’s possible anymore. I love calculus, but this exam has really killed my math motivation. Good luck to everyone else out there taking their finals!
That's what I want to tell my students who ask what their grade is.
My grading system isn't even weighted! It's points earned divided by points possible. If you can't figure that out, you don't deserve pass this or any other math class. Maybe in future syllabi, I'll toss in the statement that anytime you ask, you lose 5 points off of your overall grade.
Also, the tone of some of these emails are infuriating and are posed as flat out demands:
"Hey, so when can I see my grade?"
"What is my final grade?"
That's it. That's all they say. Just wait 4 more hours like everyone else or figure it out on your own.
At this rate, he will never be there on time.
Hi all, I am posting this on behalf of my sister.
Long story short, shit happened in the university and her final rescheduled to this monday noon. It was 23rd of july before. She is panicked naturally and have no idea how to learn something to pass the final. The exam will held online with a privacy invasing anti cheat app so cheating is sadly not possible.
The exam will last an hour and she'll have 10 multiple-answer questions and will have one hour to solve it.
What can we do? Can you suggest strategies or resources that make her pass the final at least? a 50 would suffice.
Topic lists: limit, derivatives and integrals, generic university calculus 1.
I've been working with Adam's long time but recently switched to Stewart's which significantly improved my perception of calculus.
What do you guys think?
I'm currently a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering. Like all the engineering majors I have to deal with ISU math. I used to love math, but ever since I started at ISU all I ever am is confused and angry about it. I've tried everything I can think of to get it but I just dont. Everything from studying all day, tutors, office hours. Nothing has worked. At this point any enjoyment I got out of doing math has been thoroughly killed. I'm on track to fail calc 2 for the second time, I barely passed calc 1, and I honestly am reconsidering even doing engineering. I thought I would have done ok at least in calc 1 after taking calculus in high school and finishing with a high A. But ISU calculus just seems like a wholly other thing. I've always wanted to do aerospace engineering and nothing else really interests me. I really just dont know what to do at this point.
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This semester I'm taking Calc2 for the second time because I unfortunately failed last year. The problem with this semester was that since the department didn't want to do online exams at first, they postponed the exams a lot just in case we could go to uni again but of course we couldn't because of the virus. They announced the dates of our exams in the beginning of June when I had my finals for my 5 other courses so I couldn't spend enough time on Calculus. And well, stupidly I did not study enough before my finals either.
I have the midterm in 12 days and the final exam in about 21 days, and I have more than half of the course content to go through. I believe that I can do it if I study super hard, but I wanted to ask for advice if any of you have efficient ways to study Calculus. Thank you so much!!
(TLDR: I have 12 days until my first Calc exam and I have more than half of the content to learn. Any advice to study efficiently is greatly appreciated!)
I’m a freshmen currently attending a 2 year for computer science and I’m planning to transfer to Auburn after I get my associate degree. My advisor isn’t very helpful and doesn’t seem to know much about Auburn so I thought I’d better ask the actual people in the major.
To computer science major, did you have to take calculus 1 and calculus 2 with physics? Or did you just take calculus 1 and calculus 2 by themselves? Did you have to take physics at all?
Thank you so much in advance, I really need the help.
Hi everyone! I'm an incoming freshman majoring in biochemistry and going in the pre-health track and I have a little more than a week until my orientation to schedule my classes. Coming to my question, I took honors Precalculus in 11th grade and then AP Statistics in 12th grade. The honors Precalculus class that I took was very different from traditional classes and I faced a hard time during some units. I have brushed up quite a lot since then, and I am eligible to take Calculus I, but I am wondering if I can? I have never taken a purely math class which does not allow calculators, and it seems rather daunting. What are some suggestions?
School is almost over, so I’ve essentially finished my classes. I took AP Calculus AB and BC this year, which are equivalent to calculus i and ii (I believe). I’ve absolutely fallen in love with calculus and have wanted to continue through calc iii and iv since the beginning of the year. So, after a lot of back and forth trying to find a class, I’m going to use the online MIT course for multivariable calculus! I had briefly taken calculus last summer through the same website and it helped a lot.
I wanted to ask if you all had any advice for learning multivariable calculus or if there’s any concepts that I should focus on before taking it. Anything’ll help!
Hello. I will be starting my CS Program in August and one of the introductory units is "Algorithms and Complexity".
The unit is mainly theoretical as there is no coding to my knowledge (any "coding" will involve writing algorithms in pseudocode).
When browsing the "recommended background knowledge" they recommend knowledge of a function as used in "basic calculus" (exponential and logarithmic functions). They also recommend the ability to read mathematical notation pertaining to summations, functions, sets tuples etc.
I believe I meet the recommended background knowledge, so i'm not sure if I should spend the remainder of my time brushing up on Algorithms via CLRS, or if I should do some of the Calculus modules on Khanacademy for the sake of it.
Also, how is Calculus/Math used in an algorithms unit? Are we using mathematics in a practical manner to solve equations? Or are we mainly using our mathematical background as a tool to express algorithms via mathematical nota... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone. I am an incoming first-year student in the fall and was admitted into CS, Stats, and Maths program, and I plan on pursuing CS.
I am currently creating a schedule for the fall session and would appreciate some advice regarding the calculus requirement needed to apply for the CS program.
I am an IB student (hopefully an IB alumnus in a week xD) and I took Maths at Higher Level, meaning I get a credit for it. According to the UTM's transfer credit website, I will receive credit for MAT135Y5, which satisfies the calculus requirement. My question is, should I use this credit to skip the first-year calculus or should I forfeit the transfer credit (I will still get the generic credit towards 20 credits needed to graduate) and take a calculus course to ensure I have all the needed knowledge for future courses? I am leaning more towards the latter option, but I'd still like to hear your opinions.
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hey guys, i am doing project in Math class and for the project, i need to plot Cuboids in 3D function (to approximate area using riemann sums). what software would you suggest to do so or how would you draw cuboids in 3d using functions? thanks in advance
I would think there's a possible flaw there but I don't really know what that is.
It was hard to differentiate between them.
I’m taking Math124 this fall and I almost failed Precalculus last year. I figured studying over the summer can help me stay afloat.
So, what are the major concepts I could review from precalculus?
Also what are some calculus concepts I could study?
Any websites or resources you can recommend?
Thanks y’all. Love!
I am about to go into my junior year and I have taken:
8th: Algebra 1 CP
9th: Geometry H
10th: Algebra 2 H & Precalculus H
The only thing I need to know is if I should review any introductory material before the school year starts.
I'm a community college professor and I need help with the wording of a statement.
How do I word this from a logic standpoint? Is contrapositive the right term? Can I say the contrapositive is not true?
Any help is much appreciated. It is a concept that students understand when said verbally, but with this remote learning, I want to really make sure my wording is correct.
Edit: Contrapositive should be converse.
G'Day science jaffies. If you are going to do a Computer Science or Math major, you will most likely going to take at least two these subjects. And from my experience Calc2+LinAlg+FoA are 3 of the toughest subjects in Science Level 1 with high fail rates. These are the type of subjects that you wouldn't want to leave up for "I will catch up during the mid semester break" or SwotVac. Even if you're aiming for a mediocre grade, you will have to study every week and stay on track because once you fall behind you will regret that in the following weeks. I am going to put some tips about how you should study these subjects to achieve your goals.
Apparently Preview advisors tell pre-freshmen whose majors require MAP2302 to take MAC2312 at UF rather than use AP Calculus BC credit. Their reasoning is that MAC2312 at UF teaches something that is essential for MAP2302 and that AP Calculus BC does not cover.
I have taken AP Calculus BC, MAC2312, and MAP2302 (the latter two at UF). I can’t recall anything from MAC2312 that wasn’t covered in AP Calculus BC and was essential for MAP2302.
Does anyone know what topic the Preview advisors might be talking about?
That is basically it. I want to do a no-damage run in Calculus I. I got an A in both Trig and Pre-Calc. I've already self-studied all the way to Antiderivatives, but I still am really, really bad at Optimization and Related Rates and it is making me panic a bit. My Calculus I class officially starts in the fall.
How should I best prepare?
Edit: thanks for all of the responses! I'm in community college, and I've been using Open Stax as my textbook
I have done so bad in these two classes that it's quite worry some. Not sure if I would survive in of these programs if they are highly involved.
For those who are completing their bachelors this year or already completed, how much of these math courses is involved in your program ? Please specify the program you are in.
Thanks a bunch !
Incoming freshman here. Im enrolled as a CS major, and before my orientation i must have a meeting with the head of CS about what classes i should enroll in. She mentioned that we have the opportunity to take honors calc (math 230). I was wondering if you guys had any input on whether it was worth it or not.
I probably got a 4 or 5 on the calc ab exam, but havent touched any calc BC/calc II topics yet.
Could I become an epidemiologist without taking calculus 2 & 3. I finished calculus 1 recently & it was difficult but I passed. However, I’m anxious to take calculus 2 during my next semester. Calculus 3 is option but I might not take it. Should I take calculus 2 or not?
I just found out that I am taking AP Calculus BC next year and I am worried. I took algebra 1 freshman year, Algebra 2 and trigonometry sophomore year, and geometry junior year (weird order). Do you guys have any resources or tips on how I should prepare this summer for Calc BC?
I'm still curious if gender had anything to do with why he discouraged me from taking calculus in highschool
This is stochastic calculus so I’m not sure the flair. I hope it’s right!
s = f(t) = −t3 + 54t2 + 520t + 6 (t ≥ 0).
Find the point of inflection of the function f.
It is asking for the answer as an (x, y) coordinate but I only found x which I think is 18.
Falling behind in my calculus class - I need someone to complete my first exam (10-12 AM PST 7/5), and some homework assignments before Sunday 7/5 8:59 pm. You'll need to be able to log into the website for my homework. Willing to pay someone $150 to complete both tasks on time. Venmo/Zelle READY Could lead to something long term, class runs until end of this month. Contact me!