Why learn Calculus?
‘Calculus’ singular or ‘Calculi’ plural – is a Latin word which means ‘small pebble’ – small stones used for counting in the abacus by the Romans. It was used for the counting of infinitely small numbers. Calculus is math in motion. It’s the calculation of change used to help describe the dynamic nature of our world. It is used to calculate changes in quantities and systems. Calculus helps to analyze, find optimal solutions and predict the future. Calculus has given us incredible power over the world because of its ability to model and control systems.
It is the language spoken by Engineers, Physicists, Economists, Quantity Surveyors, inventors, and Space explorers.
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Calculus is used in every branch of the physical sciences, actuarial science, computer science, statistics, engineering, economics, business, medicine, demography, and in other fields wherever a problem can be mathematically modeled and an optimal solution is desired.
Curriculum
Level  1

Week 1 Basic review of functions: trig functions, inverse functions, logarithmic, and exponential functions

Week 2 Introduction to limits & limit laws

Week 3  Test on limits/functions ; Defining the derivative

Week 4 Differentiation Rules

Week 4  Chain rule

Week 5  Implicit differentiation and Deriv. Of inverse, log, exponential functions

Week 6 Applications of Derivatives

Week 7  Applications of derivatives & Derivatives test

Week 8 Approximating Areas and the Definite Integral

Week 9 Indefinite Integrals and Substitution

Week 10 Integrals of exponential, logarithmic, and trig functions

Week 11  Applications of Integrals

Week 12  Applications of Integrals & Integrals Test