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The Six Pillars of Calculus
The Pillars: A Road Map
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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
Overview
Definition
One-sided Limits
When limits don't exist
Infinite Limits
Summary
Limit Laws and Computations
Limit Laws
Intuitive idea of why these laws work
Two limit theorems
How to algebraically manipulate a 0/0?
Indeterminate forms involving fractions
Limits with Absolute Values
Limits involving indeterminate forms with square roots
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
Summary of using continuity to evaluate limits
Limits at Infinity
Limits at infinity and horizontal asymptotes
Limits at infinity of rational functions
Which functions grow the fastest?
Vertical asymptotes (Redux)
Summary and selected graphs
Rates of Change
Average velocity
Instantaneous velocity
Computing an instantaneous rate of change of any function
The equation of a tangent line
The Derivative of a Function at a Point
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
Necessary Limits
Derivatives of Sine and Cosine
Derivatives of 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
Examples
Derivatives of Inverse Trigs via Implicit Differentiation
A Summary
Derivatives of Logs
Formulas and Examples
Logarithmic Differentiation
Derivatives in Science
In Physics
In Economics
In Biology
Related Rates
Overview
How to tackle the problems
Example (ladder)
Example (shadow)
Linear Approximation and Differentials
Overview
Examples
An example with negative $dx$
Differentiation Review
How to take derivatives
Basic Building Blocks
Advanced 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
Critical Numbers
Steps to Find Absolute Extrema
The Mean Value and other Theorems
Rolle's Theorems
The Mean Value Theorem
Finding $c$
$f$ vs. $f'$
Increasing/Decreasing Test and Critical Numbers
Process for finding intervals of increase/decrease
The First Derivative Test
Concavity
Concavity, Points of Inflection, and the Second Derivative Test
The Second Derivative Test
Visual Wrap-up
Indeterminate Forms and L'Hospital's Rule
What does $\frac{0}{0}$ equal?
Examples
Indeterminate Differences
Indeterminate Powers
Three Versions of L'Hospital's Rule
Proofs
Optimization
Strategies
Another Example
Newton's Method
The Idea of Newton's Method
An Example
Solving Transcendental Equations
When NM doesn't work
Anti-derivatives
Antiderivatives
Common antiderivatives
Initial value problems
Antiderivatives are not Integrals
The Area under a curve
The Area Problem and Examples
Riemann Sum Notation
Summary
Definite Integrals
Definition of the Integral
Properties of Definite Integrals
What is integration good for?
More Applications of Integrals
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Three Different Concepts
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Part 2)
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Part 1)
More FTC 1
The Indefinite Integral and the Net Change
Indefinite Integrals and Anti-derivatives
A Table of Common Anti-derivatives
The Net Change Theorem
The NCT and Public Policy
Substitution
Substitution for Indefinite Integrals
Examples to Try
Revised Table of Integrals
Substitution for Definite Integrals
Examples
Area Between Curves
Computation Using Integration
To Compute a Bulk Quantity
The Area Between Two Curves
Horizontal Slicing
Summary
Volumes
Slicing and Dicing Solids
Solids of Revolution 1: Disks
Solids of Revolution 2: Washers
More Practice
Limits with Absolute Values
Recall that the definition of the absolute value of a number $a$ is
$$|a|=\begin{cases}a &\text { if } a\ge 0;\\-a&\text { if }
a< 0.\\ \end{cases}$$ This makes sense: let $a=-3$. Then
$a<0$ so we take the second case, and say that
$|-3|=-(-3)=3$.
The definition above works for functions as well as numbers:
$$|f(x)|=\begin{cases} f(x), &\text{ if } f(x)\ge0;\\ -f(x),
&\text{ if } f(x)<0.\\ \end{cases}$$ Working with absolute
values almost always involves breaking into two cases.
For example, let $f(x)=x-5$. Consider $|f(x)|$. We know
$|f(2)|=|2-5|=|-3|=3$. This works using the definition above
as well: since when $x=2$, $x-5<0$, we use the second
case. Then $|f(2)|=-f(2)=-(-3)=3$. The beauty of the
definition is that it works no matter what we plug in for $x$.
In fact, the absolute value of a function can be viewed as
short-hand notation for a piecewise-defined function.
Using this information, and by studying pieces of the function
separately, we can determine how take the limit of a function containing absolute values .
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