# Category: Calculus

## Fundamental derivatives

What it takes to be able to calculate any derivative is to know the rules of differentiation and the fundamental derivatives, the ones you have to memorize. If you are… Read more Fundamental derivatives

## The rules of differentiation

In the previous lesson we talked about differentiation in general; just as a reminder, it is a word that means “computation of a derivative”, the same way multiplication means “computation… Read more The rules of differentiation

## What’s differentiation?

In my first lesson I talked about integration: in a nutshell, it’s the mathematical operation used to calculate the area under a curve of function f(x). The integral of a… Read more What’s differentiation?

## What’s integration?

What’s the area of a rectangle? Easy! Width times height. Another one: what is the area of a circle? Yes! pi times the radius squared. What’s the area under a parabola? Easy!… well, not really (for now!). This is a graph of the function f(x) = x². The region in red is the area we want to calculate, and as you can see it’s bound between x=0.5 and x=1. That’s not a shape we know. It is not a circle nor a rectangle nor a triangle. It does look like… Read more What’s integration?

## My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Hello everyone! My name is Angelo, I am 16 and I have been into the world of science since I was a kid, when I used to look at my dad making some project with his soldering iron. Always searching for an answer to my why’s, never satisfied and longing to know more. You know, I used to be terrible at maths when I was in elementary school. My teacher was aware of my potential and just wouldn’t let me… Read more My First Blog Post