The most common use for calculus is to predict the way in which a graph grows. The process uses two derivatives of differential calculus to make accurate estimations in regard to where specific points on graphs end up as... More »

Dr. Paul Dawkins, math professor at Lamar University, outlines the topics covered in the calculus 2 course, which build on the knowledge of previous calculus topics such as limits, basic integration, derivatives and inte... More »

In calculus, critical points or stationary points are any values of differentiable functions of complex or real variables whose derivative is 0, f(x0) = 0. In a differentiable function that has several real variables, cr... More »

The midpoint rule of calculus is a method for approximating the value of the area under the graph during numerical integration. This is one of several rules used for approximation during numerical integration. More »

Relative extrema is a term used in calculus to describe points on the graph of a function where there are minimums and maximums. It can be visualized as representing the peaks and valleys on a line graph. More »

Sir Isaac Newton is an example of a pioneer of calculus. Newton shares this designation with other mathematicians such as Pierre de Fermat, René Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, Blaise Pascal and Daniel and Jaco... More »

Newton was one of two people credited with the creation of calculus, but even though he developed his ideas first, he did not get them printed first. A German mathematician, by the name of Leibniz, released his findings ... More »