Mathematics background needed for calculus

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You need to know a fair amount of mathematics before embarking on a study of calculus.

Listed below are topics in mathematics that are used in calculus. Some are essential for the development of the subject. They're marked with the symbol Important:. Others are used incidently in applications of calculus. Most of them we assume that you know and we won't review them at all, but we'll remind you a bit about a few of them as we use them. Most of the topics are used in the first semester of calculus, but a few aren't used until later.

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