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Burlington High SchoolMathematics Department
Introduction of limits through definitions properties including properties of constant, sum, product, and quotients. Use of limit notation, right- and left-handlimits, one-sided limits, limits at infinity, infinite limits, and nonexistent limits.3.
Compute limits intuitively, estimating limits from graphs and from tables of values. Calculate limits using algebra, providing support for previous
Study asymptotic behavior, unbound behavior using graphical and algebraicapproaches. Describe behavior in terms of limits involving infinity. Usegraphing calculator to support conclusions about the behavior of functions.5.
Learn the definitions of continuity and determine when a function is continuous ordiscontinuous. This will include examining continuity at a point, continuity overa closed interval, application of the Intermediate Value Theorem, and graphicalinterpretation of continuity and discontinuity.
(4 to 5 weeks)1.
Find the slope of a curve and the tangent line to a curve at a point. Use the zoomand trace properties of the graphing calculator to model local linearapproximation.2.
Approximate instantaneous rate of change from graphs and tables of values as thelimit of average rate of change.3.
Find the derivative of an algebraic function by using the definition of a derivativeand investigate the relationship between differentiability and continuity.4.
Apply formulas to find the derivative of algebraic and trigonometric functions.5.
Learn the characteristics of the graphs of a function and its derivative, inparticular, the relationship between the increasing and decreasing behavior of afunction and the sign of its derivative.6.
Apply formulas to find the derivative of the sum, product, quotient, inverse, andcomposite of elementary functions.7.
Find the derivative of an implicitly defined function.8.
Use implicit differentiation to model and solve real world related rate problems,which involve finding the rate at which some quantity is changing by relating toother quantities whose rate of change are known.9.
Apply linear approximation, which uses the values of the tangent line at a point toapproximate the values of a nonlinear function close to that point.
Graphing and Applications
(4 to 5 weeks)1.
Analyze curves by applying derivative to functions and their graphs, includingmatching graphs of functions with graphs of the first and second derivatives,finding local and absolute extrema, and determining increasing, decreasing,concavity and inflection points.2.
Use the derivative as an optimization tool to find local and global extrema.3.
Model and solve real world optimization problems using examples from businessand industry, such as maximizing volume or minimizing cost and problems formeconomics, using cost, revenue, and profit functions.