# Calculus

## Document Type

Book

## Publication Date

1-18-1996

## Published In

Calculus

## Series Title

Quantitative Applications In The Social Sciences

## Abstract

This book offers an overview of the central ideas in calculus and gives examples of how calculus is used to translate many real-world phenomena into mathematical functions. Beginning with an explanation of the two major parts of calculus - differentiation and integration - Gudmund R Iversen illustrates how calculus is used in statistics: to distinguish between the mean and the median; to derive the least squares formulas for regression co-efficients; to find values of parameters from theoretical distributions; and to find a statistical -value when using one of the continuous test variables such as the t-variable.

## Published By

SAGE

## Recommended Citation

Gudmund R. Iversen. (1996). *Calculus*. DOI: 10.4135/9781412983556

https://works.swarthmore.edu/fac-math-stat/115