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Idiot's Guides: Calculus I by W. Michael Kelley

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APPENDIXB

Glossary

absolute extrema point The highest or lowest point on a graph.

acceleration The rate of change of velocity.

accumulation function A function defined by a definite integral; it has a variable in one or both of its limits of integration.

antiderivative The opposite of the derivative; if f(x) is an antiderivative of g(x), then , where C is a constant.

antidifferentiation The process of creating an antiderivative or integral.

asymptote A line representing an unattainable value that shapes a graph; because the graph cannot achieve the value, the graph bends toward that line but won’t intersect it.

average value of a function The ...

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