
Calculus is the study of change, in the same way that geometry is
the study of shape and algebra is the study of
operations and their application to solving equations.
Studies in calculus are gateways to other, more advanced
courses in mathematics devoted to the study of functions
and limits, broadly called mathematical analysis.
Calculus has widespread applications in science, economics,
and engineering and can solve many problems for which
algebra alone is insufficient.
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