Senior Maths Topics: Differential Calculus

Author: George Fisher, Publisher: Phoenix

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Using this book

Chapter 1 Limits

  • Definition
  • Properties of limits

Chapter 2 Continuity

Chapter 3 Gradient of a secant

Chapter 4 Gradient of a tangent

Chapter 5 The gradient function

Chapter 6 Continuity and smoothness

Chapter 7 Differentiation

  • The derived function
  • Differentiation from first principles
  • Increment notation
  • Using the delta notation

Chapter 8 Rules for differentiation

  • The derivative of xn for n an integer
  • The derivative of cxn
  • The derivative of cx
  • The derivative of a constant
  • The derivative of sums and differences of functions
  • The derivative of xn for negative indices
  • The derivative of xn for fractional indices
  • Differentiation with respect to other variables

Chapter 9 Further rules for differentiation

  • The function of a function rule
  • The chain rule
  • The product rule
  • The product rule involving the function of a function rule
  • The quotient rule
  • The quotient rule involving the function of a function rule

Chapter 10 Geometric applications of differentiation

  • Tangents and normals
  • Higher derivatives
  • Stationary points
  • Turning points
  • Significants of the second derivative
  • Maxima and minima
  • Practical applications of maxima and minima

Chapter 11 Miscellaneous examples


Sample tests


More Information
Year Level Year 11, Year 12
ISBN 9781875695492
Subject Maths
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