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This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic, to solve a calculus problem - and in particular to perform integration - you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used: integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, and so on.
I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus.
If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing.
Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
Usually, girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.
My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
I was always very strong in math, physics and calculus.
I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket and read it from cover to cover.
My first performance was in AP Calculus when they forced me up into the front of the classroom and made me sing a song, which was really scary, but it was fun.
Gout produces calculus in the kidney... the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout.
I did not take a calculus course until my second year of college.
Robert Coleman Richardson
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