Big Picture: Derivatives 
Big Picture: Derivatives
by MIT / Gilbert Strang
Video Lecture 3 of 18
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Date Added: June 4, 2011

Lecture Description

Calculus finds the relationship between the distance traveled and the speed — easy for constant speed, not so easy for changing speed. In this video lecture, Prof. Gilbert Strang finds the "rate of change" and the "slope of a curve" and the "derivative of a function."

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Course Index

Course Description

Highlights of Calculus is a series of short videos that introduces the basics of calculus—how it works and why it is important. The intended audience is high school students, college students, or anyone who might need help understanding the subject.

The series is divided into three sections:
Introduction
- Why Professor Strang created these videos
- How to use the materials

Highlights of Calculus
- Five videos reviewing the key topics and ideas of calculus
- Applications to real-life situations and problems
- Additional summary slides and practice problems

Derivatives
- Twelve videos focused on differential calculus
- More applications to real-life situations and problems
- Additional summary slides and practice problems

Acknowledgements
Special thanks to Professor J.C. Nave for his help and advice on the development and recording of this program.The video editing was funded by the Lord Foundation of Massachusetts.

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