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

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CHAPTER13

Common Derivative Applications

In This Chapter

  • Approximating zeroes of functions
  • Limits of indeterminate expressions
  • The Mean Value Theorem
  • Rolle’s Theorem
  • Calculating related rates
  • Maximizing and minimizing functions

It’s been a fun ride, but our time with the derivative is almost through. Don’t get too emotional yet—I’ve saved the best for last, and this chapter will be a hoot (if you like word problems, that is). As in the last chapter, we’ll be looking at the relationship between calculus and the real world, and you’ll probably be surprised by what you can do with very simple calculus procedures.

This chapter has it all: cool ...

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