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By Matthew Boelkins, David Austin, Steven Schlicker

Lively Calculus isn't like so much current texts in at the very least the next methods: the fashion of the textual content calls for scholars to be lively rookies; there are only a few labored examples within the textual content, with there as an alternative being three or four actions in keeping with part that interact scholars in connecting principles, fixing difficulties, and constructing knowing of key calculus principles. each one part starts with motivating questions, a short advent, and a preview job, all of that are designed to be learn and accomplished ahead of category. The workouts are few in quantity and difficult in nature. The booklet is open resource and will be used as a main or supplemental textual content.

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A) According to the model, what was the total change in the population of China between January 1, 1993 and January 1, 2000? What will be the average rate of change of the population over this time period? 3. 17: Axes for plotting y = f (x) in (a) and y = g(x) in (b). greater or less than the instantaneous rate of change of the population on January 1, 2000? Explain and justify, being sure to include proper units on all your answers. (b) According to the model, what is the average rate of change of the population of China in the ten-year period starting on January 1, 2012?

A) f (x) = 1 (b) g(t) = t (c) p(z) = z 2 (d) q(s) = s3 (e) F(t) = 1 t (f) G(y) = √ y Summary In this section, we encountered the following important ideas: f (x) • The limit definition of the derivative, f (x) = limh→0 f (x+h)− , produces a value h for each x at which the derivative is defined, and this leads to a new function whose formula is y = f (x). Hence we talk both about a given function f and its derivative f . It is especially important to note that taking the derivative is a process that starts with a given function ( f ) and produces a new, related function ( f ).

03t tells us the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit of a potato in an oven at time t in minutes. 24, we sketch the graph of P on the left and the graph of P on the right. 5. 03t at left, and its derivative P (t) at right. Note how not only are the vertical scales different in size, but different in units, as the units of P are ◦ F, while those of P are ◦ F/min. In all cases where we work with functions that have an applied context, it is helpful and instructive to think carefully about units involved and how they further inform the meaning of our computations.

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