Motion, electricity, heat, light, harmonics, acoustics, astronomy, dynamics, radioactive decay, birth and death rates, maximizing profits or revenue, minimizing cost, price elasticity of demand
Chapter 1 of this book is essentially all material that you are expected to know before taking this course. My experience with teaching this course is that it is time well spent for me to review some of this material during the first two classes. I will focus on Section 1.8 mostly but will also touch on Section 1.6. I'm assuming you already know the following:
This is all in Chapter 1 of the text so if you need to review this material, you can find the information you need there.
`f(x)` tells you that `f` is a function, and it takes `x` as an input. `f(x)` defines a relationship between two things that are represented mathematically by variables, `x` and `y`, ... (More)
This section of my website will be specific to a course I teach at Harford Community College, Math 212, Calculus with Applications. The textbook used for this course is: Essential Calculus, 2nd Ed, by Wright, Hurd, & New..
My intent is to post the material I present during the course so that my students can have access to it during the course as a reference and learning aid. I will ... (More)