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In this Ares-V cargo rocket learning exercise, students read about this multi-purpose launch vehicle and its rocket boosters. Students are given an equation that relates the acceleration of the rocket to the time and mass of the rocket. They graph the thrust curve and mass curve, they graph the acceleration and they determine the rocket's absolute maximum in a given interval.
This video covers the differential notation dy/dx and generalizes the rule for finding the derivative of any polynomial. It also extends the notion of the derivatives covered in the Khan Academy videos, ï¿½Calculus Derivatives 2ï¿½ and ï¿½Calculus Derivatives 2.5 (HD).ï¿½ Note: Additional practice using the power rule for differentiating polynomials (including some with negative exponents) is available to the listener.
In the first example, instead of actually using the quotient rule, Sal rewrites the denominator as a negative exponent and uses the product rule. In subsequent examples, Sal shows, but does not prove, the derivative of several interesting functions including ex, ln x, sin x, cos x, and tan x.
Continuing to use the chain rule, Sal shows more examples of finding the derivative, this time, by looking at composite functions. Note: The current set of practice problems titled ï¿½Chain rule 1ï¿½ cannot be solved until one knows how to find the derivative of ex and trigonometric functions
This lesson plan provides an introduction to integration by parts. It helps learners first recognize derivatives produced by the product rule and then continues with step-by-step instructions on computing these integrals. It also shows integrating special forms with e and trigonometric functions. This resource includes handouts and a practice worksheet.
Are your calculus pupils aware that they are standing on the shoulders of giants? This lesson provides a big picture view of the connection between differential and integral calculus and throws in a bit of history, as well. Note: The calculus controversy paper is not included but one can find a number of good resources on the Internet regarding the development of calculus and the role of Newton and Leibnez.
In this calculus worksheet, 12th graders differentiate and integrate basic trigonometric functions, calculate rates of change, and integrate by substitution and by parts. The twenty-two page worksheet contains explanation of the topic, numerous worked examples, and sixteen multi-part practice problems. Answers are not provided.