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MIT OpenCourseWare - AP Calculus - Concept of the Derivative

We have selected relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP® Calculus curriculum. These do not comprise a full course of study but offer material to supplement the understanding of the AP Calculus curriculum.

Concept of the Derivative covers the topics of derivative presented graphically, numerically, and analytically; derivative interpreted as instantaneous rate of change; derivative: limit of the difference quotient; differentiability and continuity using a mixture of lecture notes, textbook chapters, java applets, practice problems, and exam questions.


Prof. David Jerison, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. Jason Starr, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. Daniel J. Kleitman, 18.013A Calculus with Applications, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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The lecture notes, practice problems, and exam questions contained in this section of the AP Calculus materials cover limits of the difference quotient. Prof. David Jerison, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Jason Starr, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Daniel J. Kleitman, 18.013A Calculus with Applications, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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The lecture notes, textbook chapters, practice problems, exam questions, and java applets contained in this section of the AP Calculus materials cover evolutionary patterns. Prof. David Jerison, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Jason Starr, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Daniel J. Kleitman, 18.013A Calculus with Applications, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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The lecture notes contained in this section of the AP Calculus materials cover derivatives interpreted as an instantaneous rate of change. Prof. David Jerison, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Jason Starr, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Daniel J. Kleitman, 18.013A Calculus with Applications, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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The textbook chapters and exam questions contained in this section of the AP Calculus materials cover differentiability and continuity relationships. Prof. David Jerison, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Jason Starr, 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Prof. Daniel J. Kleitman, 18.013A Calculus with Applications, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed October 28, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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