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The Different Uses of Integrals in Mathematics
The wonderful world of math is strange yet beautiful and simple yet complex. As a kid we’re taught what numbers are, the numeric value they have, and how to use them. Then all of a sudden letters start showing up alongside the numbers and we’re told this is called algebra, an advanced form of math. Suddenly we feel like...
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A Paper on Calculus Ideas Focusing on the Topics of the Integral and the Derivative
It is often said that one gets lost in the story, or the world, or even own thoughts, but what kind of lost is being referred to? The lost where you get so mixed up in the story, so overwhelmed that you can’t find which way is up, which way is down, or even have the slightest idea of where to turn next? Or is the lost wher...
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The Different Methods Used to Calculate an Area under a Curve
The wonderful world of math is strange yet beautiful and simple yet complex. As a kid we’re taught what numbers are, the numeric value they have, and how to use them. Then all of a sudden letters start showing up alongside the numbers and we’re told this is called algebra, an advanced form of math. Suddenly we feel like...
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An Overview of Integral and Derivative Calculus
The wonderful world of math is strange yet beautiful and simple yet complex. As a kid we’re taught what numbers are, the numeric value they have, and how to use them. Then all of a sudden letters start showing up alongside the numbers and we’re told this is called algebra, an advanced form of math. Suddenly we feel like...
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The Algebra Project in the Book Radical Equations by Robert P. Moses
Radical Equations The book Radical Equations was an interesting story about Robert P. Moses and his journey through the civil rights movement and how he started the “Algebra Project”. During the Civil Rights Movement, he played an important role in Liberty, Mississippi where he helped the first Blacks, in the history of th...
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An Analysis of George Polya's Four Point Methods of Solving Mathematical Problems
In 1945 George Polya wrote a book at Princeton University called “How to Solve It.” In his book, Polya was able to come up with a simple and easy way to find the answers to complicated math problems. Polya’s plan for solving mathematical problems involved four key points. First, you have to understand the problem. Second, a...
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The Life and Work of Pierre De Fermat
Born to a rich French merchant in the early years of the 17th century (though the exact year is a subject of dispute), Pierre de Fermat would go on to help shape the field of mathematics for centuries to come. Though not much is known about his early life, historians do know that he enrolled in the University of Orleans in...
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A Discussion on the L'Hopital's Rule and How It Revolutionized the Field of Calculus
While it is likely that many calculus students are familiar with the idea of L'Hôpital’s Rule, which is concerned with the calculation of limits that initially result in indefinite forms such as zero over zero or infinite over infinite by taking the derivative of both the numerator and the denominator as many times as neede...
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The Real Life Applications of Logarithms
Real Life Applications of Logarithms Both math and science are often considered a rigid and fixed knowledge
unlike English, where interpreting a passage can lead to multiple meanings.
This is completely untrue, as math and science are continually changing as
more information and knowledge is gained, and even current p...
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