## Description

This **digital book contains 5 lectures on** everything STEM students need to know about **Differential Calculus** to succeed on their courses! The Lecture Notes contain useful Summaries (Cheat Sheets) and description of necessary Study Skills, including tips for preparing for tests and exams. The Notes are also supplied with answers to Socratic questions dispersed throughout and Solutions to suggested Home Exercises (Worked Examples).

The emphasis is on disentangling and explaining the necessary concepts. Teachers using these notes would enhance the quality of their teaching and by implication, students success. The Notes can be used on their own or to complement standard classroom materials.

**Product Summary:**

- Comprehensive Lecture Notes on College Algebra and Basic Calculus
- Socratic Questions and Suggested Answers
- Useful Summaries (also known as Cheat Sheets)
- A mathematics-specific Study Skills Guide, including tips for exam preparation
- Solutions to Exercises suggested for Self-study (Worked Examples)

**Table of Contents**

I. INTRODUCTION

II. CONCEPT MAP

III. LECTURES

Lecture 13. CALCULUS: Sequences, Limits and Series

13.1 Sequences

13.2 Limit of a sequence

13.3 Series

13.4 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 14. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS: Limits, Continuity and Differentiation of Real Functions of One Real Variable

14.1 Limits

14.2 Continuity of a function

14.3 Differentiation of a real function of one real variable

14.4 A historical note

14.5 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 15. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS: Differentiation (ctd.)

15.1 Differentiation Table

15.2 Differentiation Rules

15.3 Decision Tree for Differentiation

15.4 The higher order derivatives

15.5 The partial derivatives

15.6 Applications of differentiation

15.7 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 16. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS: Sketching Graphs Using Analysis

16.1 Stationary points

16.2 Increasing and decreasing functions

16.3 Maxima and minima

16.5 Convex and concave functions

16.6 Inflexion points

16.7 Sketching rational functions using analysis

16.8 Applications of rational functions and their graphs

16.9 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 17. Application of DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS to Approximation of Functions: the Taylor and Maclaurin Series

17.1 Approximating a real function of a real variable using its first derivative

17.2 The Maclaurin polynomials

17.3 The Taylor polynomials

17.4 The Taylor series

17.5 The Maclaurin series

17.8 Instructions for self-study

IV. SUMMARIES

Algebra Summary

Functions Summary

Order of Operations Summary

Quadratics Summary

Trigonometry Summary

Complex Numbers

Decision Tree For Solving Simple Equations

Sketching Graphs by Simple Transformations

Finding a Limit of a Sequence

Differentiation Summary

V. GLOSSARY

VI. STUDY SKILLS

VII. TEACHING METHODOLOGY (FAQs)

VIII. SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES FOR SELF-STUDY (WORKED EXAMPLES)

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 13

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 14

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 15

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 16

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 17

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