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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.
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Meaning of "calculus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CALCULUS

From Latin: pebble, stone used in reckoning, from calx small stone, counter.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CALCULUS

calculus  [ˈkælkjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CALCULUS

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Calculus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CALCULUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

calculus

Calculus

Calculus is the mathematical study of change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations. It has two major branches, differential calculus, and integral calculus; these two branches are related to each other by the fundamental theorem of calculus. Both branches make use of the fundamental notions of convergence of infinite sequences and infinite series to a well-defined limit. Generally considered to have been founded in the 17th century by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, today calculus has widespread uses in science, engineering and economics and can solve many problems that algebra alone cannot. Calculus is a part of modern mathematics education. A course in calculus is a gateway to other, more advanced courses in mathematics devoted to the study of functions and limits, broadly called mathematical analysis. Calculus has historically been called "the calculus of infinitesimals", or "infinitesimal calculus". The word "calculus" comes from Latin and refers to a small stone used for counting.

Definition of calculus in the English dictionary

The first definition of calculus in the dictionary is a branch of mathematics, developed independently by Newton and Leibniz. Both differential calculus and integral calculus are concerned with the effect on a function of an infinitesimal change in the independent variable as it tends to zero. Other definition of calculus is any mathematical system of calculation involving the use of symbols. Calculus is also -li a stonelike concretion of minerals and salts found in ducts or hollow organs of the body.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CALCULUS


antituberculous
ˌæntɪtjʊˈbɜːkjʊləs
calculous
ˈkælkjʊləs
calycle
kəˈlɪkjʊləs
canaliculus
ˌkænəˈlɪkjʊləs
colliculus
kɒˈlɪkjʊləs
dracunculus
drəˈkʌŋkjʊləs
fasciculus
fəˈsɪkjʊləs
funiculus
fjuːˈnɪkjʊləs
homunculus
hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs
meticulous
mɪˈtɪkjʊləs
miraculous
mɪˈrækjʊləs
monoculous
mɒˈnɒkjʊləs
oculus
ˈɒkjʊləs
oraculous
ɒˈrækjʊləs
precalculus
priːˈkælkjʊləs
ranunculus
rəˈnʌŋkjʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
sacculus
ˈsækjʊləs
tuberculous
tjʊˈbɜːkjʊləs
ventriculus
vɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALCULUS

calcspar
calculability
calculable
calculably
calcular
calculary
calculate
calculated
calculatedly
calculatedness
calculating
calculatingly
calculation
calculational
calculative
calculator
calculi
calculose
calculous
calculus of variations

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALCULUS

apiculus
calyculus
cauliculus
differential calculus
Diodorus Siculus
flocculus
fonticulus
formal calculus
functional calculus
infinitesimal calculus
integral calculus
lambda calculus
loculus
monticulus
panniculus
predicate calculus
propositional calculus
renal calculus
stimulus
surculus
utriculus

Synonyms and antonyms of calculus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «calculus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALCULUS

Find out the translation of calculus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of calculus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «calculus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

积分
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cálculo
570 millions of speakers

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calculus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पथरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حساب التفاضل والتكامل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

исчисление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cálculo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাথুরি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calcul
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kalkulus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Infinitesimalrechnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

結石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미적분
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kalkulus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính toán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கால்குலஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गणित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hesap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calcolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Rachunek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

числення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

calcul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λογισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

calculus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kalkyl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kalkulus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of calculus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALCULUS»

The term «calculus» is very widely used and occupies the 22.231 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about calculus

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10 QUOTES WITH «CALCULUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word calculus.
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Charles Duhigg
There is a calculus, it turns out, for mastering our subconscious urges. For companies like Target, the exhaustive rendering of our conscious and unconscious patterns into data sets and algorithms has revolutionized what they know about us and, therefore, how precisely they can sell.
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Scott Hamilton
I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus.
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Marlee Matlin
You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Look out for kids, help them dream and be inspired. We teach calculus in schools, but I believe the most important formula is courage plus dreams equals success.
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Marvin Minsky
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.
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Elizabeth Moon
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus.
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Elizabeth Moon
My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus.
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Ellen Ochoa
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.
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Henri Poincare
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.
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John Pople
I found a discarded textbook on calculus in a wastebasket and read it from cover to cover.
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Robert Coleman Richardson
I did not take a calculus course until my second year of college.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALCULUS»

Discover the use of calculus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to calculus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Calculus
In the Seventh Edition of CALCULUS, Stewart continues to set the standard for the course while adding carefully revised content.
James Stewart, 2011
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Calculus
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Ron Larson, Bruce Edwards, 2009
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Foundations of Differential Calculus
What differential calculus, and, in general, analysis ofthe infinite, might be can hardly be explainedto those innocent ofany knowledge ofit.
Euler, 2000
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Calculus
While this book could be used to supplement a standard calculus textbook, it could also be used by college students or adult learners to refresh long-forgotten concepts and skills.
Denise Szecsei, 2006
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Barron's AP Calculus
Offers advice on preparing for and taking the advanced placement examinations in calculus, including a diagnostic tool, a review of the field, and eight sample tests with answers for both the Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams. (back cover) ...
Shirley O. Hockett, David Bock, 2010
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Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals
This book is for instructors who think that most calculus textbooks are too long. In writing the book, James Stewart asked himself: What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers?
James Stewart, 2012
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Calculus: Problems and Solutions
This text helps students improve their understanding and problem-solving skills in analysis, analytic geometry, and higher algebra.
Abraham Ginzburg, 2003
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Calculus
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Soo Tan, 2009
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Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Ron Larson, Bruce Edwards, 2010
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Tensor Calculus
"This book is an excellent classroom text, since it is clearly written, contains numerous problems and exercises, and at the end of each chapter has a summary of the significant results of the chapter." — Quarterly of Applied Mathematics.
John Lighton Synge, Alfred Schild, 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALCULUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term calculus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Required reading: school names, calculus and college admissions
Only 6 percent of black students took high school calculus, compared with 45 percent of Asian students, according to a new federal analysis ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
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Kristen Wiig on Spoils Mini-series, Ghostbusters
Do you see Ghostbusters as being part of a change in Hollywood's decision-making calculus? It's hard to comment on that. I still think we have ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
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Labor's dilemma: progress on climate change is the hostage of …
So the calculus is this: if Labor is to win the next election and put Australia back on the path towards a sensible climate policy, then it must ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Is Japan's LDP Beginning to Get Serious About Reigning In Public …
In addition to these political calculations, there is also an economic-ideological calculus. Abe believes that Japan's fiscal correction can best be ... «The Diplomat, Jul 15»
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Alex Rodriguez is the 2015 All-Star Game's worst snub
Instead, the calculus was simple: "Say, they're having a good year! click." No one cares about steroids after, like, a week. Except when it comes ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
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10 Years After London Bombings, Warnings of a Greater Threat
But British leaders are now warning that the rise of the Islamic State has again changed the calculus. Photo. A man prayed on Tuesday at a ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Despite historic vote, Greece may find paths to deal elusive
... hear new Greek proposals, it remains unclear whether Sunday's historic vote will have significantly altered the calculus of European lenders. «Al Jazeera America, Jul 15»
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Fewer Black Students Are Taking Calculus in High School
It appears from this first release of data that, among black students who started high school in 2009, a slightly smaller proportion took a calculus ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
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Calculus and Cookery
For many of us, that's where the similarities between the two pursuits end, but professor Jim Henle says there's more in common between cooking and calculus ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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John Urschel: NFL star , calculus prof, academic
John Urschel is best known as an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. But he's also a mathematics whiz who has published academic ... «MetroNews Canada, Jul 15»

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