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Your Integral Calculus Toolbox

My favorite metaphor for a math and science education is the toolbox metaphor: every technique you learn is like a tool, which can be used to solve a number of problems in the future.  Some tools are very niche, and are used only in rare circumstances; others are so frequently applicable that you don’t even think about them anymore.  You can think of multiplication as your trusty hammer, while derivatives are more like a… um… a pickaxe.  Don’t think too hard about it.

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