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  • no keeping your checkbook in the black is
  • For me any kind of math is the hardest kind of math
  • No, calculus is just the stepping stone to even more complex and mind-bending math subjects such as: Multi-variable calculus Vector analysis Matrix operations Tensors Game Theory Etc., etc.
  • Calculus is a pretty heavy subject in Math, but after Calculus you can take differential equations and Topology, those are pretty heavy too. More Math resources: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/cool/highmath.htm - - - - [Here is an EXCERPT from the website for you] - - - - Higher Mathematics Dynamic Systems and Technology Project This project is designed to help teachers bring hot topics in higher mathematics such as chaos, fractals, and dynamics into the classroom, and to show them how to use technology effectively in this process. EINet Galaxy The professional's guide offers a world of information on algebra, applied math, calculus, geometry, number theory, statistics, and topology. Famous Curves Index Click on the name of a curve to see its history and some of its associated curves.
  • It depends on your mathematical bent. If you are not a mathematician in any way shape or form then I suppose calculus would be pretty much as advanced as you'd get. But if you use maths in any real way calculus is fairly basic. Differentiation is easy enough by and large. Integration is a bit harder but not that bad. The truly horrible maths areas are things like partial differential equations, bits of statistics and areas of topology. Complex analysis is pretty intense as well. There is much worse as well... So calculus isn't really too bad but it is fundamental to doing any higher maths of any description.
  • no, there are harder kinds:)
  • I took Calculus and I dropped it in 2 days. So, its hard to me.
  • Algebra was kind of hard for me...
  • Of what little calculus I've seen, it doesn't seem particularly difficult. I for one have always found physics and other kinds of math applied to science much more challenging. But then, I guess it depends on how you think.
  • "Accounting" because whole governments can't get it right.
  • Calculus is Latin for "stone". That's pretty hard. I found "real math" hardest. "real math" is the math that engineers and physicists have to do with real equations, as opposed to the simple versions of the equations that mathematicians play with. Example: Math question: What is the square root of 64? Physics question: What is the side length of a cubic crystal with volume 65.2cm^3?
  • Oh yeah.
  • hmm i find calculus very interesting sumhow!
  • No. Division is the hardest kind of math. Sharing isn't easy for a lot of people.
  • Fractals, non-Eucledean geometry, linear algebra, chaos theory, topology, real/complex analysis + ... take your pick.
  • To say that a "kind of math" is hard is an inaccurate statement. True mathematics is more of a discovery process than the "plug and chug" methods of calculus. If you are good at critical thinking then things like linear algebra, analysis, and discrete mathematics will be simple. But no branch (notice i don't say level, because as far as the educational system goes math tends to branch out after you study calculus) of math is difficult so much as it is rigorous. And the level of rigor depends primarily on the instructor/student.
  • Calculus was my favourite when I did my degree (got my best marks in it...) Probability on the other hand... I'd like to blame my lecturer, but I think it was just that I was being dim. (Though his habit of never finishing sentences didn't help...)
  • NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!! (mechanical engineering student)
  • This wouldn't even be a question if people would memorize their Trigonometry. :P No, seriously, Calculus is a lot easier when you understand Trig. Also, taking physics first helps. (And if you're not good at Physics but can take Calculus fine, take Calculus first, then go take Physics. Basically, Calculus is the "how" and Physics is the "why".) Calculus is rather a cakewalk.
  • I'm going to go with quantum physics.
  • no... analysis=proving calculus... ick!!!
  • The math required for Loop Quantum Gravity is among the hardest work I've ever encountered. An example: http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/gr-qc/pdf/0604/0604044v2.pdf Click the "Order Zero" page.
  • not by a longshot
  • Algebra is said to be the hardest to overcome.
  • I'm just starting, but I'm sure there are things WAY harder than Calculus. So far, I find stuff related to Number theory the hardest.
  • Yes! Yes it is! Definitely! I hate triple integrals!!
  • It depends if you are good at math or not. I don't consider calculus very difficult, just intolerably boring.
  • "Theoretical" mathmatics strikes me as absolutely awesome.
  • It is to me.
  • Not that much!But i don't remember anymore!
  • no extreme astronomy math is
  • Kids think that math is like a ladder, and you go straight up and reach the top and its over. counting -> arithmetic -> algebra -> trig -> calculus but its not at all, its more like a tree. Calculus is just a tool to be used in a million different fields. There are other, different kinds of hard math that is used combined with calculus to do some real world stuff.
  • The math we havent discovered yet would have to be the hardest, since no one understands it.
  • I got along OK with calculus, but I stumbled over group theory.
  • The stuff that surrounds M-theory is intimidating like nothing I've seen before.
  • nah i hate all the other types lol
  • I thought so. Thanks for letting me know I am not alone. ☺
  • How about quantum physics for ya?
  • No, and there isn't one simple answer. Calculus is easy enough that it is on the curriculum of many high schools, or first year of college. The reason it isn't a simple answer is because, for instance, some people find Calculus easy and spatial geometry difficult, while others find the reverse to be true. Also, while simple geometry is taught usually about 10th grade, there are many types of advanced geometry, topology, Riemannian and metric geometry, and so forth. Calculus too is a broad range of topics as is algebra. So the best conjecture you might make is to say that simple geometry is easier than simple calculus... for most people.
  • Calculus can be considered "hard" in the sense that there are many problems of calculus which are very difficult to solve without computers. Examples of these are problems such as calculating the "streamline" of an unsteady flow, solving the equations of motion for a number of complicated oscillators, and solving the general solution to the three body gravitational problem. In short, calculus is a very broad subject, and while it can be very simple to explain, the concepts as applied to certain scenarios are very hard to solve. Personally, I think the hardest math to do intuitively is stuff involving non-Euclidean geometry, mostly because in order to really understand everything you need to think about it for a few minutes to sort through all the apparent paradoxes.
  • not even close, but it probably is the toughest class you;ll need in education
  • depends on your mathematical bent. If you are not a mathematician in any way shape or form then I suppose calculus would be pretty much as advanced as you'd get. But if you use maths in any real way calculus is fairly basic. Differentiation is easy enough by and large. Integration is a bit harder but not that bad. The truly horrible maths areas are things like partial differential equations, bits of statistics and areas of topology. Complex analysis is pretty intense as well. There is much worse as well... So calculus isn't really too bad but it is fundamental to doing any higher
  • lol. calculus is just the beginning... sounds to me like you might be frustrated with your calc homework. good luck, practice and practice :)

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