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#### The Six Pillars of Calculus

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#### Trigonometry Review

The basic trig functions
Basic trig identities
The unit circle
Addition of angles, double and half angle formulas
The law of sines and the law of cosines
Graphs of Trig Functions

#### Exponential Functions

Exponentials with positive integer exponents
Fractional and negative powers
The function $f(x)=a^x$ and its graph
Exponential growth and decay

#### Logarithms and Inverse functions

Inverse Functions
How to find a formula for an inverse function
Logarithms as Inverse Exponentials
Inverse Trig Functions

#### Intro to Limits

Close is good enough
Definition
One-sided Limits
How can a limit fail to exist?
Infinite Limits and Vertical Asymptotes
Summary

#### Limit Laws and Computations

A summary of Limit Laws
Why do these laws work?
Two limit theorems
How to algebraically manipulate a 0/0?
Limits with fractions
Limits with Absolute Values
Limits involving Rationalization
Limits of Piece-wise Functions
The Squeeze Theorem

#### Continuity and the Intermediate Value Theorem

Definition of continuity
Continuity and piece-wise functions
Continuity properties
Types of discontinuities
The Intermediate Value Theorem
Examples of continuous functions

#### Limits at Infinity

Limits at infinity and horizontal asymptotes
Limits at infinity of rational functions
Which functions grow the fastest?
Vertical asymptotes (Redux)
Toolbox of graphs

#### Rates of Change

Tracking change
Average and instantaneous velocity
Instantaneous rate of change of any function
Finding tangent line equations
Definition of derivative

#### The Derivative Function

The derivative function
Sketching the graph of $f'$
Differentiability
Notation and higher-order derivatives

#### Basic Differentiation Rules

The Power Rule and other basic rules
The derivative of $e^x$

#### Product and Quotient Rules

The Product Rule
The Quotient Rule

#### Derivatives of Trig Functions

Two important Limits
Sine and Cosine
Tangent, Cotangent, Secant, and Cosecant
Summary

#### The Chain Rule

Two forms of the chain rule
Version 1
Version 2
Why does it work?
A hybrid chain rule

#### Implicit Differentiation

Introduction and Examples
Derivatives of Inverse Trigs via Implicit Differentiation
A Summary

#### Derivatives of Logs

Formulas and Examples
Logarithmic Differentiation

In Physics
In Economics
In Biology

#### Related Rates

Overview
How to tackle the problems

#### Linear Approximation and Differentials

Overview
Examples
An example with negative $dx$

#### Differentiation Review

Basic Building Blocks
Product and Quotient Rules
The Chain Rule
Combining Rules
Implicit Differentiation
Logarithmic Differentiation
Conclusions and Tidbits

#### Absolute and Local Extrema

Definitions
The Extreme Value Theorem
Fermat's Theorem
How-to

#### The Mean Value and other Theorems

Rolle's Theorems
The Mean Value Theorem
Finding $c$

#### $f$ vs. $f'$

Increasing/Decreasing Test and Critical Numbers
How-to
The First Derivative Test
Concavity, Points of Inflection, and the Second Derivative Test

#### Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Rule

What does $\frac{0}{0}$ equal?
Indeterminate Differences
Indeterminate Powers
Three Versions of L'Hospital's Rule
Proofs

Strategies
Another Example

#### Newton's Method

The Idea of Newton's Method
An Example
Solving Transcendental Equations
When NM doesn't work

#### Anti-derivatives

Anti-derivatives and Physics
Some formulas
Anti-derivatives are not Integrals

#### The Area under a curve

The Area Problem and Examples
Riemann Sums Notation
Summary

#### Definite Integrals

Definition
Properties
What is integration good for?
More Examples

#### The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Three Different Quantities
The Whole as Sum of Partial Changes
The Indefinite Integral as Antiderivative
The FTC and the Chain Rule

### Exponential growth and decay

#### Some examples

The key property of exponential functions is that the rate of growth (or decay) is proportional to how much is already there. As a result, the following real-world situations (and others!) are modeled by exponential functions:

• The population of a colony of bacteria can double every 20 minutes, as long as there is enough space and food. The more bacteria you already have, the more new bacteria you get. This is modeled by the function $P(t) = P_0 2^{t/20}$, where $P_0$ is the number of bacteria you start with and $t$ is the time, measured in minutes.
• The amount of money in a bank account grows exponentially, since the amount of interest you earn is proportional to the amount of money you have. If your annual interest rate is $r$, then the law of compound interest says that $A(t) = A_0 (1+r)^t$, where $t$ is the elapsed time in years and $A_0$ is the amount of money you start with.
• In radioactive decay, a certain fraction of the atoms decay every second, so the rate of shrinkage is proportional to how much is there. The law is $Y(t) = Y_0 2^{-t/\tau}$, where the constant $\tau$ is called the half-life of the material.

#### The number $e$

The exact proportionality constant for the function $a^x$ depends on the number $a$. When $a=2$, the constant is around 0.69. When $a=3$, the constant is around 1.1. There is a special number, called $e$, for which the proportionality constant is exactly 1. That is, the rate at which $e^x$ grows is exactly $e^x$. The numerical value of $e$ is approximately 2.718281828.