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help! IS there any book that can have me attracted to calcalus?

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I am a science student but i found no interest in calcalus at all!

 

So can anyone recommend me a book that can get me interested in it?

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what science are you in? and why do you want to learn calculus??

there really isn't a non textbook that will interest you in calc

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Principia mathmatica......its worth a try, its written by Newton.

Are ya in Physics?

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I don't think you have to learn calculus, they said I didn't have to take the Calc class, they said to take stats???

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In high school? this would only be good if you did not want to further your learning in Physics, as neurocomp said "Its one of the principal foundations of modern physics."

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the least of all sciences [oops] in university its essential you have a good grasp of calculus....not that i do

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Demosthenes - to do biology you'll need a good grasp of stats, as most of biology uses statistics in some form. You won't use calc much but it can't hurt to know how to use it.

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and it depends on what form of biology you take....

mathematical biology is fun...you model populations...cell formation...biological potentials...neuronal growth

the ladder i think is the hardest because its got really complicated

DE equations.

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well you reallly can't get interested in calculus unless you plan to be a math major...

 

however it really depends on what you nee dthe calculus for.

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I was never enthused about math i think its a rear thing, everybody needs it and thats the only reason its so popular

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Neurocomp2003 said in post # :

well you reallly can't get interested in calculus unless you plan to be a math major...

 

That's just not true. I've got lots of friends (some of whom aren't even taking a degree or not taking a degree in a science subjects) who find calculus very interesting. It all comes down to the way it was taught - I mean, if your teacher did the boring examples all the time, it's gonna look pretty dismal. Luckily I had a teacher who gave us optional fun things like integrating 1/(1+x^4) and showed us quite a lot of very nice examples all related to calculus.

 

You really can't generalize like that, because calculus is a very diverse area of mathematics, and hence it's going to touch a lot of people in a lot of different fields of work.

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I find it fun using the stuff i leanred to show stuff i know actually works. like if i just learned integration using polar co ordinates. i check if the area of circle is really pirsqaured. or to check a length of a curve etc etc. good practice and so much fun

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Indeed, just depends how you're taught it.

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One of the most helpful calculus texts is

 

Calculus: A Physical & Intuitive Approach by Morris Kline

 

he's one of my favourite authors

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