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any system or process used to calculate values or to reason


the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • "To get all that we need to know from this book," I said, "we're going to have to learn calculus."
    Chapter 14 (97% in)
calculus = the branch of mathematics that is concerned with continuously changing values
  • "Sir, you are asking questions that are more in the nature of analytical geometry and calculus," he said, mining away from the blackboard to eye me over his half-glasses.
    Chapter 10 (20% in)
  • " "There's calculus in there and differential equations," Miss Riley said.
    Chapter 13 (36% in)
  • "I'd like to learn calculus too," she said.
    Chapter 13 (47% in)
  • Finally, he said, "There's a lot of theory in here that presumes the reader already knows subjects we haven't had, chief among them, I suspect, thermodynamics and calculus.
    Chapter 14 (25% in)
  • " "I want to learn calculus," Sherman said simply, and then O'Dell and Billy said they did too.
    Chapter 14 (98% in)
  • How can you expect to learn calculus when you didn't understand algebra?"
    Chapter 15 (1% in)
  • But it's unlikely we could teach ourselves calculus.
    Chapter 15 (3% in)
  • Big Creek will offer a class in calculus.
    Chapter 15 (54% in)
  • I remembered when I had shown her my rocket book and she had said how much she, too, wanted to learn calculus.
    Chapter 15 (64% in)
  • "I'll teach you calculus," Quentin said.
    Chapter 15 (65% in)
  • "My grades weren't good enough to get into calculus class.
    Chapter 15 (89% in)
  • Its index included several chapters on differential equations and calculus.
    Chapter 15 (95% in)
  • "Studying calculus," I replied.
    Chapter 16 (7% in)
  • "You told me Mr. Turner wasn't going to let you take calculus," he said in an accusing voice.
    Chapter 16 (9% in)
  • "If you're not getting your class, why are you learning calculus on your own?"
    Chapter 16 (15% in)
  • Auk XXIII was going to be the first rocket to be based on the sum total of Miss Riley's book, the calculus that Quentin had learned in Mr. Hartsfield's class and that I had learned on my own, coupled with the practical knowledge we had gained through two years of failure and success.
    Chapter 22 (11% in)
  • You had the calculus class, Quentin.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • You know calculus as well as I do.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • On the night before I was to leave for Indianapolis, Quentin spent the night at my house, not letting me sleep, drilling me incessantly on the details of the trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, and differential equations we used for our rocket designs.
    Chapter 25 (19% in)
  • Everything that had happened—our rockets, Mr. Bykovski, Cape Coalwood, calculus, even poor Daisy Mae—had all been leading up to this judgment, and now, even though I already knew I wasn't going to win, I had this terrible sense of a chain of inevitable events leading toward some conclusion being broken.
    Chapter 25 (58% in)

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