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Anna Lam November 12, 2015

CALCULUS
Term 1 | Mr. Desai | F-Block

Limits
A Limit is the value a function
approaches as the variable
within that function gets nearer
and nearer to a specific value.

h′(x)= lim h(x+∆x)−h(x)/∆x→0 ∆x

Continuity
If the graph of the function
does not have any breaks or
gaps in it within a certain
interval, the function is
continuous over that interval. Types of Differentiations
In order for a function f(x) to be Power Rule:
continuous at point x=c it must
Product Rule:
1) f(c) exists

2) Limit of f(x) as x approaches Quotient Rule:
c exists
Chain Rule:
3) Limit of f(x) as x approaches
c equals f(c)
Trigonometric Derivatives:
Derivatives

A derivative is equivalent
to the slope of a tangent
line. There are many ways
to find the derivative of
many different types of
functions.

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Anna Lam November 12, 2015

Inverse-Trig Derivatives: Exponential and Logarithmic:

Local Maximums &
Local Minimums
A maximum or a minimum of a
function occurs at a point where
the derivative of a function is
zero, or where the derivative fails Motion
to exist.
s’(t)=v(t), v’(t)=a(t) s’’(t)=a(t)
• A local maximum occurs when
Speed= |v(t)| , “Something” is stopped when v(t)=0, “Something” is
f’(x) changes from positive to speeding up when v(t) and a(t) have the same signs, “Something” is
negative. slowing down when v(t) and a(t) have different signs, “Something”
changes direction when v(t) change signs
• A local minimum occurs when
f’(x) changes from negative to
positive.

• Critical points are values of x
that make f’(x)=0 or DNE

Implicit
Differentiation

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