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# What is calculus good for?

Updated: 10/19/2022

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### What is calculus and is it a good subject?

calculus is math and it is a good subject

### Is it true that if you are good at algebra you will have problems with calculus?

False. What makes calculus "hard" is the Algebra. If you have a good understanding of Algebra, you will not struggle in calculus, especially considering the fact that the fundamentals of the class- Calculus 1- aren't very difficult to grasp.

### Will physics be hard for you if you are good at calculus?

Calculus will help but there is more to physics than just that.

### Which calculator is best for calculus?

The Texas Instruments TEXTI84PLUSSE Graphing Calculator is good for calculus too.

### Are you bad at calculus if you are good at basic mathematics and algebra?

Oh, please... How would being good at something make you bad at something else? That just doesn't make sense. Specifically in the case of calculus, you NEED math and algebra, so:If you have trouble with algebra, you will also have trouble with calculus, andIf you are good at algebra, your chances at calculus are much better.

### How can you make good marks in maths calculus?

Know you algebra and trig. When I took calculus that is what my teachers told me. You will use both extensively in manipulations and identities and functions. Then you can learn the calculus.

### Is it true that if you are good at math you will fail calculus and linear algebra?

No. Chances are it will be the other way around: if you are bad at math, you stand a good chance of failing calculus or linear algebra. You will perform best at calculus and algebra if you have a strong math background.

### Are calculus and linear algebra courses hard for an individual who got an a plus in algebra?

you don't go from algebra to calculus and linear algebra. you go from algebra to geometry to advanced algebra with trig to pre calculus to calculus 1 to calculus 2 to calculus 3 to linear algebra. so since you got an A+ in algebra, I think you are good.

### What calculus book is clearly explain?

There are lots of good introductory calculus books. Please note that to understand them, you need to have a good mastery of high school math, especially algebra.

### How do get into calculus?

By being very good in advanced math first

### Is it true that if you are good at algebra you will fail calculus?

No not necessarily so.

### Will you do well in calculus if you are good at basic math and computer science math which is boolean algebra with circuits?

Being good at basic math will definitely help with Calculus. Boolean algebra is fairly different from Calculus, so it is hard to say how much it will help. Boolean algebra does help with some critical thinking skills, which will be helpful in Calculus to an extent.