calc is basically the first time in your math education, where you learn things that don't seem trivial / intuitive on first sight. but since most people seem to teach calculus without proofs, it's just a plug and chug class that you can ace without even knowing what a derivative is.
so go for it anon - if you like it you might get interested in more advanced math and maybe even get your 300k starting like /sci/ promised you
ive posted in the past saying i failed 5 times well its 6 now and i just wanna an hero because its validation of my level of intelligence and anyone this pathetic should just an hero it is only hard if you do not do your hw because practice is key in this class practice is the best way to learn in calculus if you think you are a "smart but lazy" then sure take it like any other class i thought i was "smart and lazy" but i learned the truth
>>25798996 You should. Everyone starts out with dumbed down no proof calculus at first. That's how you get an intuition for the subject. Without intuition it's hard to get into analysis.
>>25799017 I would disagree. Sure algebra gives rise to cryptography and some advanced physics (from which i don't have much of a clue - just overheard they were doing a lot with lie algebras) But analysis is the base point of everything that has to with differential equations, and those are everywhere in every stem subject and even non stem like economics
>>25798684 Calculus: Easy to conceptualize, hard in practice general with the question you get on exams being tough as shit. If you know derivatives, anti-derivatives, and limits, you understand the whole course, the rest is how to derivative/anti-derivative more complicated things in contrast Linear Algebra: Hard as fuck to conceptualize although not impossible, but generally easy questions if you understand the material
>>25799214 well yes maybe it was not best claim on my part. my field of study is IT so algebra is really important to me. as you said cryptography, another good example is massively parallel computing and well much more. but I just realized that analysis, especially approximations are really important as well since well computer cannot calculate lets say trigonometric functions exactly since only thing computer is able to do is basic math. but it is overlooked since it already exists and works so there is no need to touch that.
>>25798684 I'm in my first year of a maths degree (actuarial maths) and the calculus I do is a lot different than what I did in school. It's more abstract and there are a lot of proofs as opposed to just differentiating equations and optimizing functions. It's fine once you get your head around it but that involves reading over slides from lectures whereas in school you could simply go to class and understand as the teacher explained it.
>>25798894 Calculus is the mathematical study of instantaneous rates of change and accumulation over an interval. In calculus, you learn that instantaneous rates of change and accumulation over an interval of any given function are "opposites" of each other. So basically, it's how to find the exact area under a smooth curve and the exact slope of any point on a smooth curve.
mathbot grad student here >>25798684 If you know algebra then you can do calc. No question. >>25798920 This doesn't help people that probably don't know what Real Analysis is. >>25798941 All you have to do is memorize the first quadrant of the unit circle and SOHCAHTOA and it's cake. >>25800815 That's what they say outside the US. >>25800970 No, trig is super easy after you memorize the first quadrant of the unit circle and SOHCAHTOA. After that you can just piece things together. >>25801439 Honestly I think calc II is the most difficult so comparing it to calc III I don't think is a good comparison. Also, you will be using nothing from calc III in Differential Equations. You will only be using derivatives, integration, and some basic algebra. If you're good at those you'll be fine.
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