Old comments from calculus that I (Gareth Owen) have tried to take on board:

First, I think a page on Calculus should reflect current word usage in Mathematics. Therefore, functions are rules that assign to each member of a specified domain a value in a specified range. We do not speak of independent and dependent variables in Math, hardly ever, any more. I am not sure this terminolgy, while easy to remember, is the what we want a learner to retain.

Well it is 5:39 A.M. Wednesday, March 28,2001, I think and I am still dealing with copy edit problems. Any suggestion about when I might do this, not to mention sleep, food, a shower...Not all of us have time to come and write on wikipedia every day for a number of hours...HELP...RoseParks

What can I say? Thanks! Anyway, no rush on Wikipedia. If you don't make changes, eventually, someone else will, I'm sure. --LMS

First, I think a page on Calculus should reflect current word usage in Mathematics. Therefore, functions are rules that assign to each member of a specified domain a value in a specified range. We do not speak of independent and dependent variables in Math, hardly ever, any more. I am not sure this terminolgy, while easy to remember, is the what we want a learner to retain.

Second, Calculus, from the first day I opened my first book has always been both Differentiation and Integration and hopefully the relationship between them. Therefore, I see this entry as misleading.

For the above two reasons, I think it requires a major overhaul in terminology and content. This is a key entry in Math and only Math. In other areas in is ancillary. RoseParks

Well, RP, what's stopping you from rewriting it? How long can it take to rewrite two short articles about a subject you teach regularly (I'm guessing)? :-) --LMS

Well it is 5:39 A.M. Wednesday, March 28,2001, I think and I am still dealing with copy edit problems. Any suggestion about when I might do this, not to mention sleep, food, a shower...Not all of us have time to come and write on wikipedia every day for a number of hours...HELP...RoseParks

What can I say? Thanks! Anyway, no rush on Wikipedia. If you don't make changes, eventually, someone else will, I'm sure. --LMS