• Pranav Nandurkar

Do you know : Some Real-life applications of calculus?

Hey guys, we have always learned about derivatives, integration, limits and many more but weren't we always curious about, where do we implement these in our real-life? So this article includes some real-life applications of calculus. Let's go on with it- First, let's get some basic information on what is calculus.

A very simple definition of calculus is- Calculus is the mathematical study of the rate of change. It has two major branches, differential calculus and integral calculus; the differential calculus concerns instantaneous rates of change, and the slopes of curves, while integral calculus concerns accumulation of quantities, and areas under or between curves. These two branches are related to each other by the fundamental theorem of calculus.


Hope this might have given you some basic idea of calculus.

The language of calculus appears everywhere in modern science and technology whether we’re modelling the rise in the fall of the stock market or determining exactly when a space rocket will arrive into Earth’s orbit. Some of its basic ones are:

- A very basic real-life application is most of us use credit cards so these credit card companies use calculus to set the minimum payments due on credit card statements at the exact time the statement is processed.

-How do we predict the weather of any region? Well basically it uses computers but these computers, it uses calculus which helps to predict upcoming weather. Much like in the computer algorithms, weather forecasts are determined by considering many variables, such as wind speed, moisture level and temperature. Computers have high demand n predicting the weather but the basic is meteorologists determine how changes in the temperatures and pressures take place due to differential equations.

- Calculus has also played a wide role in architecture. It has improved the architecture and has even made it more precise and accurate. Let's take an example: Ever thought of bridges how are they made? Well, bridges are complex constructions and while designing a bridge, one must take into account factors including weight, environmental factors and distance. So to make it accurate we use differential calculus and integral calculus to determine the change and to make a robust design.

-Graphic artist: A graphics artist uses calculus to determine how different three-dimensional models will behave when subjected to rapidly changing conditions.

-We have learnt inorganic chemistry in which we have studied the Rate of Reaction i.e., How fast or slow any reaction takes place. So this rate is calculus.

These were some basic applications of calculus in real life and there are a lot more like these. The conclusion is calculus is used in many fields and has a wide scope.

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