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In this lecture we begin the actual study of calculus. We take a first look at modeling rates of change, and give an overview of the material of lectures 6-16 on the differential calculus.

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What is the slope of this line?



Outline for Modeling Rates of Change


Modeling Rates of Change

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Modeling Rates of Change Quiz


  • Click to see the exampleWhile skiing, Josh rides a chair lift moving at 3 miles per hour up a hill. After he has skied down the hill, his average velocity for the round trip is 5 miles per hour. How fast did he ski?
  • Click to see the exampleFill in the missing numbers in a derived table.
  • Click to see the exampleA automobile testing organization runs cars around a speed track to test performance. One test involves running a car around a 1200-meter track at high speed, and recording the individual lap times and the average speed for the entire test. On one occasion, the results are recorded, but are missing the final lap time. The first 4 laps show times of 37 seconds, 25 seconds, 29 seconds, 27 seconds, and the average speed for the test is recorded as 112 miles per hour. Show that even without knowing the final lap time, we can conclude an error has most likely been made in recording the results.


  • Click to see the appletAverage Velocity
  • Click to see the appletRate of Change
  • Click to see the appletDerived Function


  • click to see the videoTraveling 60 miles in half an hour gets you a speeding ticket
  • click to see the videoDerived tables for x2

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