# Introduction to Calculus

Calculus is the study of change and motion, in the same way that geometry
is the study of shape and algebra is the study of rules of operations and relations. It is the culmination of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry,
which makes it the next step in a logical progression of mathematics.

Calculus defines and deals with
limits
,
derivatives
, and
integrals
of
functions
. The key ingredient in calculus is the notion of infinity.
behavior is the concept of the limit, which lays the foundation for both derivatives
and integrals.

Calculus is often divided into two sections: Differential Calculus (dealing with
derivatives, e.g. rates of change and tangents), and Integral Calculus (dealing
with integrals, e.g. areas and volumes). Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus
are closely related as we will see in subsequent pages. It is important to have
a conceptual idea of what calculus is and why it is important in order to understand
how calculus works.

## History of Calculus

Main Lesson:
Brief History of Calculus

A brief history of the invention of calculus and its development.

## Difference Between Calculus and Other Mathematics

A comparison of calculus against other mathematical disciplines.

## Calculus Applications in Algebra and Geometry

Main Lesson:
Calculus Applications in Algebra and Geometry