Calculus and Pre-Calculus Get Started!

Calculus Baby! Yes!

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Calculus! Laplace Transformations! Fourier Transformations!

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

PreCalculus! The Foundation Baby!

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Calculus and Pre-Calculus.

I recently became super charged about writing about Calculus and Pre-Calculus when I learned about Laplace and Fourier Transformations.

The Laplace Transform (transformation) is used to simplify the solving of calculus differential equations and calculus integral equations. The Laplace transform does this by transforming the calculus problem to an algebraic problem. The algebraic problem is much easier to solve than the calculus problem.

The Fourier Transform (transformation) is used to simplify the solving of complex wave functions. This author has found a link that explains the Fourier Transform real good. Please read the link directly below. The Fourier Transform has many uses; one use is to solve certain differential equations, it can be used to solve image wave equations, it can be used to solve sound wave equations, and it has others uses. 

The easy way to explain the Fourier Transform in lay language is with the following analogy: when a composer such as Beethoven or Mozart compose an opera they compose a piece for the voice, they compose a piece for the wind instruments, they compose a piece for the string instruments, they compose a piece for the piano, and a piece for the percussion instruments.  Then then composer blends them together.  The Fourier Transform will allow you to "decompose" this blend of music to the voice, wind, string, piano, and percussion compositions. Then you can take the appropriate decomposed composition and work on it to get the answer you seek without having the complications of the blended composition to deal with.


More by this Author

Comments 3 comments

DIRIBA ELIAS 4 years ago

The history ,beginning ,aims,values, &objectives of calculus in mathematics will be explained &stated well ,clearly& briefly as much as possible !!

sigi 3 years ago

what's with the pictures of einstein, shouldn't they be newton and liebniz?

JamesBenjaminJrMD profile image

JamesBenjaminJrMD 3 years ago from USA Author

In the universe of reincarnation these are the only current photos of the great Leibniz and Newton I had access to. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born July 1, 1646. Isaac Newton was born December 25, 1642. Thank you for your comments.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article