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calculus -- as used in reasoning or mathematics
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Flowers for Algernon
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  • …neglected far more than necessary—even for a neurosurgeon. i was shocked to learn that the only ancient languages he could read were latin, greek, and hebrew, and that he knows almost nothing of mathematics beyond the elementary levels of the calculus of variations. when he admitted this to me, i found myself almost annoyed. it was as if he’d hidden this part of himself in order to deceive me, pretending" as do many people i’ve discovered"to be what he is not. no one i’ve ever known…
  • …day and night. i’ve had a cot moved into the lab. most of my writing time is spent on the notes which i keep in a separate folder, but from time to time i feel it necessary to put down my moods and my thoughts out of sheer habit. i find the calculus of intelligence to be a fascinating study. here is the place for the application of all the knowledge i have acquired. in a sense it’s the "problem i’ve been concerned with all my life. may 31 dr. strauss thinks i’m working too hard. dr.…

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  • She placed out of calculus in college.
  • "To get all that we need to know from this book," I said, "we’re going to have to learn calculus."
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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