What's the best way to learn calculus if you're a midwit?

What's the best way to learn calculus if you're a midwit?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You just learn it, literally hundreds of thousands of midwits are passing calculus every year. Stewart is a decent book if you don't care about having a deep level of understanding.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like learning from books. Is there a good online course I can use?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ngmi
        Eat shit and die.
        You kept looking for shortcuts and convenience instead of just doing the work.
        Stop shitposting on IQfy and do problems.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have the attention span to learn from reading a book. I need to watch videos of someone explaining things to me.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't have the attention span to learn from reading a book.

            It's a muscle, start reading and it will develop. Different is not having any interest in the subject at hand, if it's that then you should stop.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're just lazy
            grow up

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I need to watch videos of someone explaining things to me.
            No you don't. Videos are great at making you feel like you are understanding/learning but actually you'll probably find that you have effectively 0 retention from it. The moment you try actually applying it to a real problem you'll probably realize just how little you actually learned.

            Videos are imo only good as supplemental material or maybe to build intuition. But if you are relying exclusively on videos? NGMI tbqh.

            You can either grind problems (midwit way to learn) or you can actively engage with the material yourself by asking questions, exploring the concepts, genuinely applying it to novel problems and working through them (patrician way of learning but takes more time and effort).

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >.I need to watch videos of someone explaining things to me
            Professor Leonard on youtube. You should have an actual textbook for doing practice problems though, or you won't actually learn anything.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think this might be a good book:
            https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33283
            This is the prologue of the book:
            >Considering how many fools can calculate, it is surprising that it should be thought either a difficult or a tedious task for any other fool to learn how to master the same tricks.
            >Some calculus-tricks are quite easy. Some are enormously difficult. The fools who write the textbooks of advanced mathematics—and they are mostly clever fools—seldom take the trouble to show you how easy the easy calculations are. On the contrary, they seem to desire to impress you with their tremendous cleverness by going about it in the most difficult way.
            >Being myself a remarkably stupid fellow, I have had to unteach myself the difficulties, and now beg to present to my fellow fools the parts that are not hard. Master these thoroughly, and the rest will follow. What one fool can do, another can.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >watch videos
            Essence of calculus is a decent starting point

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't like learning from books.
        Kek, wtf are you going to do with the calculus knowledge you got from a pajeet on youtube? Do you want to learn calculus just to feel smart?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >a pajeet on youtube
          Why is this the default assumption for online courses now? Are there no courses taught by white men anymore?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Are there no courses taught by white men anymore?
            White men write books or teach at universities. Why would a white man waste his time "teaching" on a suboptimal medium?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What's the difference between sitting in a lecture hall and watching a professor teach something and watching a video of the same thing recorded online, besides the $3000 price you paid for it?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't like learning from books.
            Kek, wtf are you going to do with the calculus knowledge you got from a pajeet on youtube? Do you want to learn calculus just to feel smart?

            insane amount of taped lectures on youtube. MIT opencourseware even offers the video files, hw, midterms/finals, and solutions for free download. There has never been a better time to be a self-learner

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            https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/18-01-single-variable-calculus-fall-2006/

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ok but MIT is a school for people with like a 120+ iq and near perfect SAT scores so it's probably going to be really difficult for a midwit to learn anything from that.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is like asking a chad how to get girls: Just be yourself bro.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Schizophrenia

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends on what you mean by "learn". Morris Kline's calculus book covers everything from precal to calc 3 for 20 dollars

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    isn't bad for learning the basic concepts but like everyone else here has said, you need to do problems

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Calculus is literally just chopping up things and either viewing them as infinitesimally small parts or finding the sum of said parts.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better question: What's a midwit's use case for calculus??

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the best way to learn calculus if you're a midwit?
    The exact same way you'd learn it if you were a genius, but spread over a longer period of time.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get Stewart's and make sure you have a good handle on precalc concepts. The biggest difficulty for most people is just not understanding the basics to a strong degree. I think 3blue1browns calculus series is excellent but I'll be chastised for being a normie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The biggest difficulty for most people is just not understanding the basics to a strong degree.
      true

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a certain age where learning new math concepts becomes impossible because you don't have the brain plasticity for it anymore? If so, what is that age?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can't learn Calculus from just the lectures you're not a midwit, you're a sub 90 IQ mongrel

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Calculus' easy

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