# Talk:Calculus

# Location of the Calculus Department

editI think Calculus is better located in the Applied Math division. However, with the nature of this wiki's hierarchy structure, this department can be contained within both divisions. Although, I do not believe Calculus should be considered Pure Math.

Calculus, as studied by mathematicians, is pure mathematics. See Spivak's works for the purely mathematical study. Not a single reference to a physical application is given; all concepts are mathematically motivated. I don't ever intend to reference any applications in my lessons, except perhaps as historical motivations as Newton did play a part in developing some of the ideas of calculus primarily for physical uses; such applications should be left to the appropriate departments. Ron 01:53, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

# solutions to calculus textbooks?

editI think it would be a good idea to include solutions from some well-known calculus textbooks, such as *Calculus: Early Transcendentals* by James Stewart. These solutions can help students check their work and act as a study guide. Of course, we can't just copy them from the official solutions manual as that would be a copyright violation, but I don't think it would be an issue if we came up with our own solutions. --Ixfd64 20:37, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Solutions to a text are problematic as you point out. Rather we should create our own problems and solutions. Ultimately problems created will probably be from a text but then thats how most mathematics books are written. Afterall, who was the first to describe:

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--Graemeb1967 12:00, 25 November 2009 (UTC)