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3 Reasons Why Calculus Is so Hard

The derivative of its difficulty is also zero, so it will always be this hardCaptain Calculus So you are a pre-med or engineering student stuck in a Calculus class and just had your mind blown to its limits (no pun intended). Most students start scratching their heads when limits become derivatives. Then when derivatives...

AP Calculus BC Review Question 1

A review by Omninox of an AP Calculus BC question Now we shift our focus from the most recent reviews of social subjects to mathematics. Specifically, we will cover a topic of Calculus BC. Now, BC has a mix of Calculus AB content and new BC material, but the majority of the questions deal...

What is a Derivative?

Understanding this concept is half of Calculus, and it has vast implications What if I told you that you have had the fundamentals on how to take a derivative since Algebra? You would probably laugh at me and call me crazy, and you would be right. Really though, the formula for a derivative is...

What is a Limit?

One of the first concepts learned in Calculus is also one of the more confusing ones Simply put, a limit is the value a function takes as x approaches some number (usually a). In the image above, x approaches 2. The word “approaches” is very important because x can never equal the limit. This...