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  • Topics: Introduction to Calculus, Major Calculus Themes, Key Skills
  • If calculus seems as intimidating as a bear standing on its haunches considering which part of you to eat first, you aren't alone. The biggest key...
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  • We have already been through the formal derivative definition. Sure, it's fun to be formal once in a while. Have a meal way better than the cafeter...
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  • If derivatives are the Justice League of calculus, indefinite integrals are the Anti-Justice League. Indefinite integrals are the antithesis of der...
  • It's time to answer the burning question that every calculus student asks. How does all of this "calculus" stuff relate to geometry? No? That quest...
  • The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus—or FTC if you're texting your BFF about said theorem—proves that derivatives are the yin to integral's yang...
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  • Our calculus studies began with encountering a hungry bear. He looked up at us, licked his lips, and charged at us with the fury of a steam-powered...
  • Around 490 BC, there was a philosopher named Zeno who didn't believe in motion. Just to be clear, he didn't believe that things move. We're as conf...