• The fact many student has been banged hard by both. I don't think it matters which is harder.... just which is longer to deal with.
    • Shaky_1991
      I have to take calculus 1 and 2 as well as differential equations if I choose engineering. But I might settle with business administration so the hardest math class I will take is business calculus.
  • Calculus is a set of mathematical tools used to solve geometry and differential equation problems. I think you'd have a tough time convincing someone that solving a differential equation is easier than doing calculus, much in the same way that you'd have a difficult time convincing someone that doing a triathlon is easier than riding a bike.
    • Shaky_1991
      So, in other words, both are hard.
    • bostjan64
      Nothing worth doing is ever easy. I'd be lying to you if I told you that I thought these subjects were easy when I first studied them, but understanding the mathematics of dynamic systems really opens up the world to your mind. At my job, I use differential equations for just about everything (trust me, the ones I use are much easier than the ones we learned about at the university). Whether it's engineering or hard science, or even predicting market trends, you will be able to use differential equations. Think of your mind as a toolbox. Calculus is like a wrench, and differential equations is like a 24 V drill with a socket set.

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