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A course in calculus is a gateway to other, more advanced courses in mathematics devoted to the study of and limits, broadly called. To approximate that area, an intuitive method would be to divide up the distance between a and b into a number of equal segments, the length of each segment represented by the symbol Î” x. There are many reasons for this. Retrieved 6 May 2007 from UnderstandingCalculus. With the Mean Value Theorem we will prove a couple of very nice facts, one of which will be very useful in the next chapter.

. You should always talk to someone who was in class on the day you missed and compare these notes to their notes and see what the differences are. We will also give the symmetric equations of lines in three dimensional space. His contribution was to provide a clear set of rules for working with infinitesimal quantities, allowing the computation of second and higher derivatives, and providing the and , in their differential and integral forms. World Web Math: Calculus Summary Calculus Summary Calculus has two main parts: differential calculus and integral calculus. As already noted not everything in these notes is covered in class and often material or insights not in these notes is covered in class.

We give two ways this can be useful in the examples. From the decay laws for a particular drug's elimination from the body, it is used to derive dosing laws. A proof of the Integral Test is also given. The techniques you already know would make him tear up. Note that there is a lot of theory going on 'behind the scenes' so to speak that we are not going to cover in this section. Using these notes as a substitute for class is liable to get you in trouble.

The textbook teaches the fundamental concepts of Calculus by using algebraic, visual and verbal approaches. However, one of the more important uses of differentials will come in the next chapter and unfortunately we will not be able to discuss it until then. New York: The Macmillan Company. In particular we concentrate integrating products of sines and cosines as well as products of secants and tangents. The tangent line is a limit of secant lines just as the derivative is a limit of difference quotients. A complete theory encompassing these components is now well known in the Western world as the or approximations. A summary of all the various tests, as well as conditions that must be met to use them, we discussed in this chapter are also given in this section.

There's no signup, and no start or end dates. We can think with calculus even if we can't yet compute with calculus. Infinitesimals get replaced by very small numbers, and the infinitely small behavior of the function is found by taking the limiting behavior for smaller and smaller numbers. We will determine if a sequence in an increasing sequence or a decreasing sequence and hence if it is a monotonic sequence. We will also discuss how to find potential functions for conservative vector fields. We will then define just what an infinite series is and discuss many of the basic concepts involved with series. We include two examples of this kind of situation.

In addition we will introduce vector functions and some of their applications tangent and normal vectors, arc length, curvature and velocity and acceleration. Finally, taking the limit as x goes to positive or negative infinity gives information about the function's asympotitic behavior. We will also give the Divergence Test for series in this section. In some cases, manipulation of the quadratic needs to be done before we can do the integral. We will also take a conceptual look at limits and try to get a grasp on just what they are and what they can tell us. Calculus 2 Syllabus 9 Videos 81 Examples Calculus 2 Overview The following sections provide links to our complete lessons on all Calculus 2 topics.

To get a fuller understanding of some of the ideas in this section you will need to take some upper level mathematics courses. In other words, the variables will always be on the surface of the solid and will never come from inside the solid itself. For the acceleration we give formulas for both the normal acceleration and the tangential acceleration. Must then remove impact of wires. The problems in this section will tend to be a little more involved than those in the previous section. Included will be double integrals in polar coordinates and triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates and more generally change in variables in double and triple integrals.

This will show us how we compute definite integrals without using the often very unpleasant definition. By this means a great deal of mysticism, such as that of Bergson, was rendered antiquated. For each small segment, we can choose one value of the function f x. With Surface Integrals we will be integrating functions of two or more variables where the independent variables are now on the surface of three dimensional solids. Some examples of quadric surfaces are cones, cylinders, ellipsoids, and elliptic paraboloids. One such method is to approximate the distance traveled by breaking up the time into many short intervals of time, then multiplying the time elapsed in each interval by one of the speeds in that interval, and then taking the sum a of the approximate distance traveled in each interval. We will discuss many of the basic manipulations of logarithms that commonly occur in Calculus and higher classes.

However, use of this formula does quickly illustrate how functions can be represented as a power series. We will look at some standard 3D surfaces and their equations. Or it can be used in to determine the probability of a continuous random variable from an assumed density function. For example, it can be used to calculate the amount of area taken up by an irregularly shaped flower bed or swimming pool when designing the layout of a piece of property. We will also look at the first part of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus which shows the very close relationship between derivatives and integrals. We will also discuss finding the area between two polar curves. We can use the linear approximation to a function to approximate values of the function at certain points.