BrainPOP

Calculus

It’s a word that strikes fear into the most conscientious of students: calculus! But as Tim and Moby demonstrate in this BrainPOP movie, there’s really nothing to be afraid of. You’ll learn how calculus is used to measure things that are constantly changing, like irregular shapes and curvy lines. Rather than bog down in equations and jargon, Tim will explain the basic concepts behind calculus. He’ll show you how calculus is really just a way of magnifying a complex system to break it up into billions of simple parts. You’ll see how when you get close enough to a curved line, it actually straightens out! And you’ll learn about the two main branches of calculus, differential and integral. Finally, Tim will go over some of the many ways in which calculus is used every day!

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What is calculus, and how does it work?

Who invented calculus?

What is a tangent line?