# At a Glance - In the Real World

Derivatives are, believe it or not, used a lot. The field of differential equations is an area of math that studies equations with derivatives in them.

Differential equations are used to investigate problems in physics, model the spread of disease ("mathematical epidemiology"), clarify blurry computer images, and protect us from zombie apocallypse.

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