Ever since men felt the need to count, the history of calculus begins, which together with Mathematics is one of the oldest and most useful science. Since men felt that need for counting objects, this need led to the creation of systems that allowed them to maintain control of their properties. They initially did it with the use of fingers, legs, or stones. But as humans continued developing intellectually, they achieved to implement systems or more advanced forms that allowed them to solve problems. The Egyptians were the first civilization to develop mathematical knowledge. They devised numeral systems through hieroglyphs, representing the numbers 1, 10 and 100 through sticks and human figures. This system evolved into what we know today as the Roman system. Other important civilizations in history, such as the Babylonians, created other numeral systems, where the solution to the problem of counting the objects was solved with the implementation of a sexagesimal method. Civilizations as ancient China and ancient India used a hieroglyph decimal system, with the characteristic that these implemented the number zero. The progress achieved ever since each culture implemented their numeral system are still used today. The algebraic advance of the Egyptians resulted in the resolution to significant equations. The correct implementation of the calculus arithmetic rule, by the Indians, increased mathematical knowledge, and led to the creation of irrational numbers. In ancient Mesopotamia, we introduce the concept of reciprocal, plus solutions to different logarithmic problems, progress was such that it created algorithms for calculating sums of progressions. In geometry, it is believed that they knew the Pythagorean Theorem, though not as a general theorem. With no doubt, China played a big role in mathematical progress. However, it was in Greece, where...

...CALCULUSCalculus is the study of change which focuses on limits, functions, derivaties, integrals, and infinite series. There are two main branches of calculus: differentialcalculus and integral calculus, which are connected by the fundamental theorem of calculus. It was discovered by two different men in the seventeenth century. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz – a self taught German mathematician – and Isaac Newton - an English scientist - both developed calculus in the 1680s. Calculus is used in a wide variety of careers, from credit card companies to a physicist use calculus in their work. In general, it is a form of mathematics which was developed from algebra and geometry.
Integration and differentiation are an important concept in mathematics, and are the two main operations in calculus. Differentialcalculus is a subfield of calculus which concentrates over the study of how functions change when their inputs are changed. The main focus in a differentialcalculus is the derivative which can be thought of as how much one quantity is changing in response to changes in some other quantity. The process to find the derivative is called differentiation, the fundamental theorem of calculus states that the differentiation is the reverse...

...In Latin, the word ‘calculus’ means ‘pebble,’ meaning that small stones were used to calculate things. Calculus is essentially the study of change, and the pebbles represent small, gradual changes that can produce impressive results. The origin of calculus is not the work of a single man, not even the work of the two men pictured above - but like most major discoveries, a gradual build of overlapping discoveries, something very similar tocalculus itself. The question over the creation of the branch of mathematics has become one of the fiercest rivalries in modern history - that between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz.
In 1666 (and perhaps earlier), when Newton was 23 - he had begun work on what he called “the method of fluxions and fluents,” effectively what we know as calculus. Newton’s discovery of calculus was mainly a result of practical use - he needed a method to solve problems in physics and geometry, and calculus was what resulted. On the other hand, Leibniz had become fascinated by the tangent line problem and began to study calculus around 1675.
The ideas of the two men were similar, although it is unlikely that either of them knew the specifics of the other’s work. The two men spoke in letters often, and discussed mathematics - and although the Royal Society found Leibniz effectively guilty of plagiarism later, this was not likely the case. Both...

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Calculus in Medicine
Calculus in Medicine
Calculus is the mathematical study of changes (Definition). Calculus is also used as a method of calculation of highly systematic methods that treat problems through specialized notations such as those used in differential and integral calculus. Calculus is used on a variety of levels such as the field of banking, data analysis, and as I will explain, in the field of medicine. Medicine is defined as the science and/or practice of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical or mental illness (Definition). The term medicine can also mean a compound or a preparation applied in treatment or control of diseases, mostly in form of a drug that is usually taken orally (Definition). Calculus has been widely used in the medical field in order to better the outcomes of both the science of medicine as well as the use of medicine as treatment. (Luchko, Mainardi & Rogosin, 2011). There has been a strong movement towards the inclusion of additional mathematical training throughout the world for future researchers in biology and medicine. It can be hard to develop new courses as well as alter major requirements, but institutions should consider the importance of a clear understanding of the function of mathematics in science. However, scientists who have not had the level of mathematical training needed...

...Summary of DifferentialCalculusDifferentialcalculus is the study of slope, the tangent, and the normal of the curve and rate of change on the curve by means of derivatives and differentials. The derivative can be shown with , , and . Note that is a whole rather than a friction.
The process of finding the derivatives is called differentiation. The method contains in finding the derivative is the limit method which can also be called the first principles. As we know, the slope of should include the coordinates of two points and and the formula for the slope is . If we choose a point on the curve, in order to, find the slope, we have to choose another point. Therefore, the slope of the curve is . Then, make the h approaches 0 and the slope will be that of the point on the curve. Substitute the value of x into the slope, then, the slope of the certain point can be figured out. Also, if the question is to find out the slope of a certain point on the curve of the function f(x), another method can be utilized. , as x approaches a, the derivative will be calculated. During each of the calculation, the denominator of the function should be eliminated, so the numerator of the equation should be transformed.
When simplify the formula, some practical rules were found which make the simplification much easier. If the curve is a power function, the formula should just be expanded and eliminated. If the curve...

...History and the Importance of CalculusCalculus can be summed up as "the study of mathematically defined change"5, or the study of infinity and the infinitesimal. The basic concepts of it include: limits, derivatives, differentiation and integrals. The word "calculus" means "rock"; the reason behind the naming of it is that rocks were used to used to carry out arithmetic. This branch of mathematics is able to be rooted all the way back to around 450 B.C., when Zeno of Elea discovered infinite numbers and distances. Later, in 225 B.C., Archimedes developed a formula for a sum of infinite series and also created the area of a circle and the volume of a sphere by using "calculus thinking". Not much progress took place until the 17th century, Pierre de Fermat looked at parabolas' maximum and minimum and discovered the tangent. Mathematicians Torricelli and Barrow then decided to put that tangent on a curved line, which can be used to calculate instantaneous rate of change.
Although all of these steps are relating to calculus, the branch was not officially introduced to the world until the 1640's. It has been said that it was specifically founded by two people--Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Despite this synonymous finding, both mathematicians came up with completely different methods and notations. Newton had ideas that were based on limits and concrete concepts while Leibniz's views were...

...THE HISTORY OF CALCULUS
The discovery of calculus is often attributed to two men, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, who independently developed its foundations. Although they both were instrumental in its creation, they thought of the fundamental concepts in very different ways. While Newton considered variables changing with time, Leibniz thought of the variables x and y as ranging over sequences of infinitely close values. He introduced dx and dy as differences between successive values of these sequences. Leibniz knew that dy/dx gives the tangent but he did not use it as a defining property. On the other hand, Newton used quantities x' and y', which were finite velocities, to compute the tangent. Of course neither Leibniz nor Newton thought in terms of functions, but both always thought in terms of graphs. For Newton the calculus was geometrical while Leibniz took it towards analysis.
It is interesting to note that Leibniz was very conscious of the importance of good notation and put a lot of thought into the symbols he used. Newton, on the other hand, wrote more for himself than anyone else. Consequently, he tended to use whatever notation he thought of on that day. This turned out to be important in later developments. Leibniz's notation was better suited to generalizing calculus to multiple variables and in addition it highlighted the operator aspect of the derivative and integral. As a result, much of...

...No 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Code: UCCM1153 Status: Credit Hours: 3 Semester and Year Taught:
Information on Every Subject Name of Subject: Introduction to Calculus and Applications
Pre-requisite (if applicable): None Mode of Delivery: Lecture and Tutorial Valuation: Course Work Final Examination 40% 60%
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Teaching Staff: Objective(s) of Subject: • Review the notion of function and its basic properties. • Understand the concepts of derivatives. • Understand linear approximations. • Understand the relationship between integration and differentiation and continuity. Learning Outcomes: After completing this unit, students will be able to: 1. describe the basic ideas concerning functions, their graphs, and ways of transforming and combining them; 2. use the concepts of derivatives to solve problems involving rates of change and approximation of functions; 3. apply the differentialcalculus to solve optimization problems; 4. relate the integral to the derivative; 5. use the integral to solve problems concerning areas.
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Subject Synopsis: This unit covers topics on Functions and Models, Limits and Derivatives, Differentiation Rules, Applications of Differentiation and Integrals.
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Subject Outline and Notional Hours: Topic Learning Outcomes 1 L 4 T 1.5 P SL 6.25 TLT 11.75
Topic 1: Functions and Models
• • • • • • Functions Models and curve fitting Transformations, combinations, composition and...

...“The Contribution of Calculus in the Social Progress”
The history of calculus falls into several distinct time periods, most notably the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. The ancient period introduced some of the ideas of integral calculus, but does not seem to have developed these ideas in a rigorous or systematic way. Calculating volumes and areas, the basic function of integral calculus, can be traced back to the Egyptian Moscow papyrus (c. 1800 BC), in which an Egyptian successfully calculated the volume of a pyramidal frustum.[1][2] From the school of Greek mathematics, Eudoxus (c. 408−355 BC) used the method of exhaustion, which prefigures the concept of the limit, to calculate areas and volumes while Archimedes (c. 287−212 BC) developed this idea further, inventing heuristics which resemble integral calculus.[3] The method of exhaustion was later used in China by Liu Hui in the 3rd century AD in order to find the area of a circle. It was also used by Zu Chongzhi in the 5th century AD, who used it to find the volume of a sphere.[2]
In AD 499 the Indian mathematician Aryabhata used the notion of infinitesimals and expressed an astronomical problem in the form of a basic differential equation.[4] This equation eventually led Bhāskara II in the 12th century to develop an early derivative representing infinitesimal change, and he described an early form of "Rolle's...