Talk:Calculus

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Location of the Calculus Department[edit source]

I think Calculus is better located in the Applied Math division. However, with the nature of this wiki's hierarchy structure, this department can be contained within both divisions. Although, I do not believe Calculus should be considered Pure Math.

Calculus, as studied by mathematicians, is pure mathematics. See Spivak's works for the purely mathematical study. Not a single reference to a physical application is given; all concepts are mathematically motivated. I don't ever intend to reference any applications in my lessons, except perhaps as historical motivations as Newton did play a part in developing some of the ideas of calculus primarily for physical uses; such applications should be left to the appropriate departments. Ron 01:53, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

solutions to calculus textbooks?[edit source]

I think it would be a good idea to include solutions from some well-known calculus textbooks, such as Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart. These solutions can help students check their work and act as a study guide. Of course, we can't just copy them from the official solutions manual as that would be a copyright violation, but I don't think it would be an issue if we came up with our own solutions. --Ixfd64 20:37, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Solutions to a text are problematic as you point out. Rather we should create our own problems and solutions. Ultimately problems created will probably be from a text but then thats how most mathematics books are written. Afterall, who was the first to describe:
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--Graemeb1967 12:00, 25 November 2009 (UTC)