# Starting to learn Basic Calculus!

Hello Brilliantians! I just got inspired by one of Einstein's article in which it was mentioned that he mastered calculus at the age of 14! Being Inspired, I too wanna do so! So, from where should I start from?

Note by Swapnil Das
6 years, 3 months ago

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This is the best calculus book I have ever read! Hope it helps you! :)

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Thanks!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Keep up bro!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Calculus the Easy Way (sequel to Algebra and Trigonometry the Easy Way) helped me also master calculus by 14. Also The Calculus Livesaver. And lots of videos. (This includes stuff like DVDs intended as study guides or for homeschooling.)

Having an amazing parent who buys you tons of math books helps. (I love you, dad!)

- 6 years, 2 months ago

I don't know why it says I'm 20 over there. I'm 15.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Hey I'm having same case as yours

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Nice to learn that.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I think you can refer NCERT Class 11 and Class 12 Mathematics Textbooks. You can also refer reference books like the books written by Dr. R D Sharma for Class 11 and 12. Mastering calculus requires a lot of practice. By the way have you mastered trigonometry and did you refer the books that I had suggested for trigonometry ?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Ya! Your suggestions were very good! I found NCERT quiet easy ! I reffered to class 9 IIT Foundation, quiet hard! Well, of which class U R ?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I have just passed Class 10 in 2015. My course for JEE 2017 will begin on 22 April.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Best of Luck for Ur Course!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Thank you

- 6 years, 3 months ago

What do U wanna become?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I aspire to study Computer Science in a good IIT and if possible become a civil servant after that. As of now I have to prepare for NTSE 2nd stage scheduled on 10th May during my holidays.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Good! Do you know anyone on Brilliant who wants to become a Scientist? ( I too want to!)

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I don't know anyone on Brilliant who wants to become a scientist but I do know a few persons who want to become scientists and are not on brilliant. One among them is my cousin who is now in IISc, Bangalore. His name is Spandan Dash. He studied in DAV C.S.PUR in Classs 11 and 12.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

He is of which branch?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

He has now finished his 2nd year there and has taken Physics as his major subject and biology as minor subject

- 6 years, 3 months ago

He wants to become a physicist?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I think he wants to explore about space. Yes I do think that he wants to become a physicist. By the way have you started preparing for NTSE exam ?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

How did U know that I have qualaified for it! Yes, started!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I was just asking you. Are you in Class 10 that you have qualified in NTSE ?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

No! I am a ninth grader( session started now only) . In our school, NTSE qualification test was conducted and the top 50 were taken to a separate section for training for the NTSE! And I was one of them

- 6 years, 3 months ago

OK. Thats good to know about. I think it is the right time for you to start preparing for NTSE Stage 1.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Does it Have stages?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Obviously. NTSE has 2 levels or stages. The 1st level is the State level and is conducted by the the state governments and the 2nd level is the national level conducted by NCERT.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Whoo! Have u given rmo? please suggest me as i am gonna give that this year!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I had given pre rmo in class 9 but not in class 10 as it was during my first term examinations.But I do have seen the question paper and I think solving maths problems on Brilliant will help you a lot. Mastering permutations and combinations, algebra, trigonometry may help you succeed

- 6 years, 3 months ago

books!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

1.The art and craft of problem solving- Paul Zeitz

1. Problem solving strategies- Arthur Engel

2. There is a good book called go figure. It is all about math and has a lot of hard puzzles

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Some less expensive ones?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I think you can get a good idea by going to Pragyna Bookstore and Sriram Bookstore at Master Canteen

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Where do U stay? BBSR? Because thse names we people only know!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I stay in Visakhapatnam but my native place is in BBSR . I have been to those book stores many times when I visit my relatives.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Hope to meet one day!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Ya ! For sure.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Please refer to my note " Request for help" for further details

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I just wanted to know whether you had started preparing for it or not .

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I want to become a scientist! I am not surprised to see a companion, who aspires to be a scientist!

BTW, which field do you want to enter in? And are you a 10 grader at present???

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I am a ninth grader, and field = Theoretical physics

- 6 years, 3 months ago

What a surprise, me too involved in theoretical physics! I think you are a great follower of Albert Einstien .

- 6 years, 3 months ago

What is your age? ( in real)

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I am presently 15 years old and a 10 grader.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

What are your plans for becoming a theoretical physicist?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

My first target is to go into some good IIT, and train myself there, and probably you might have heard of CERN in Switzerland, I would like to be a physicst there, it is a place where they research on the origins of the universe!!!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Our interests are also same wow! I want also to go to IIT first.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Have you heard of CERN?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Sure! It is my dream home since class 5!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

What next, I hope we meet together at CERN!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Sure! Do U know quantum mechanics?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Of course! Though I am a beginner I have quite a bit of knowledge in it, I have also studied a lot about the hadron collider at CERN, if you would like to get some entertainment and knowledge read Dan Brown's novels...

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Me too! well , ever given rmo?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

No, but,I have given NSO and IMO

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Imo ranks?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

NSO state rank - 8. IMO state rank - 7

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Fabulous! R U called Einstein in Your Class?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

No, I am called Leonardo Da Vinci

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Why so?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

'Cause I am the biggest follower of him in our whole school, see my profile picture.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

ya!It was obvious!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

BTW, have you participated in IMO or NSO, if yes what are your ranks?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

No, I just hate 'em because all coaching students win!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

But I have had no coaching. . .

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Wow! but in our class everybody has except me!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Really, but just mere practice can make you a champion.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Sure!then I would also participate!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Try it this year. I am on full practice, I had got the 9 grade results of 2 level, which I have just told you before, last fortnight.

I am now trying to get state 1 st this year. . .

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Also try RMO! I am only gonna give math olympiads this year!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Sure, as I have heard about it this year only I wasn't,t able to participate till now. . .

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Did you become a fan of him after you read Dan Brown's novel 'the Da Vinci Code'?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Not exactly, but it happened that I read about his history in grade 4 and I am a fan since then..,

- 6 years, 3 months ago

oh,ok!it was just a guess.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

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- 6 years, 3 months ago

It is about a search for the holy Grail, most of it is about code breaking.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

is there any connection to it with QM?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

i am also in class 10th.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Bhaiya, have U participated in RMO?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

No. But the information about quantum mechanics is in his other novel called ANGELS AND DEMONS.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Oh yes! And there is a lot about CERN and it has a lot of information about anti matter and QM.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Oh yes you can read it. There is a lot of GK about theoretical physics, but in some parts it is age restricted but don,'t mind them.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

oh! be careful!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

As you are interested in theoretical physics you can get a lot of information.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Visit Cernland site!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

- 6 years, 3 months ago

[http://www.cernland.net/]

- 6 years, 3 months ago

if u want to do online research , then.. i may provide u another link

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Can you provide the other link?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Google Particle Clicker- this will just suck U in, so lets tommorrow!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Thank you, I have got to go, nice meeting you, bye!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Bye!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

see Sravanth's comment

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Did you mean NSO, IMO of SOF ?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Yes, he means that only! have U given them?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Yes

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Yes I have been giving them since I was in Class 3.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Me too...

- 6 years, 3 months ago

What happened finally in your stint at the ESPN quiz? @Manish Dash and do you quiz these days too? :)

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Hello Krishna!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

hi

- 6 years, 3 months ago

How did you know that my team was one among those teams in ESPN quiz ?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

IDK, I was watching a few videos of ESPN quiz. (long back, I had seen your team) . Then after seeing you here , was reminisced about it! :D .

- 6 years, 3 months ago

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I too like quizzing. I mayn't have won too many quizzes like you/ other professionals, but I too have a few victories to my name (Aqua Regia, VodaFone Quiz, Nuclear Quiz-ISRP&DAE etc). On a side note, I like to waste time. :P

- 6 years, 3 months ago

We missed the semifinals by a whisker of 5 points........... Yes , I had been participating in quizzes till the end of Class 10. I am proud enough to state that I managed to win the last quiz of my school life in style by finishing first in CSI Wizkid quiz which was a city level general quiz in which about 140-150 teams from over 40 schools of Vizag participated.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Quizzing has been one of my greatest hobbies since childhood. I have mentioned about it in my profile. I hope to continue it after intermediate as I wouldn't be able to do so during that time.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

U may know from my prof pic!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Obviously!

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- 6 years, 3 months ago

Ur Problems are just great!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Thank you very much!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Why don't U do mechanics on Brilliant?

- 6 years, 3 months ago

I am not strong in mechanics. I do practice the mechanics problems on Brilliant but I think I can solve more problems on Brilliant only after more exposure to mechanics. I do have a brief idea about kinematics, gravitation, vectors , thermodynamics, optics, etc. but I can solve the questions on Brilliant only when I have mastered them through practice.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Manish, do you find the Mechanics practice section useful on Brilliant? Do you have any suggestions for improvement in that area?

Staff - 6 years, 3 months ago

Yes Sir, I do find mechanics practice section very useful on brilliant. I can give my suggestions only after I have mastered the field.

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Practice and come back to solve problems on brillaint!

- 6 years, 3 months ago

Ya ! Thank u for your advice. I hope to solve mechanics problems on brilliant very soon.

- 6 years, 3 months ago