About the time you go into college, you are thrown into a brand new field of mathematics, one that most people seem to have a trouble grasping:

Calculus is my favorite part of mathematics. Sure, algebra is a close-second (<3 linear equations), but calculus just rips algebra to shreds.

One reason for this is that calculus introduces a quirky new concept:

**calculus**.Calculus is my favorite part of mathematics. Sure, algebra is a close-second (<3 linear equations), but calculus just rips algebra to shreds.

One reason for this is that calculus introduces a quirky new concept:

**derivatives**.