I would recommend rewriting the expression first. Sometimes if you change how something looks, it becomes easier to work with. Now you can do the power rule and the chain rule. …

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I would recommend rewriting the expression first. Sometimes if you change how something looks, it becomes easier to work with. Now you can do the power rule and the chain rule. …

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We focused on series and sequences and looked a bit at improper integrals. All of these are connected to limits. If something diverges, which is easier to determine than convergence, you simply say …

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Tutored calculus for a couple of hours the other day, just before the student started Calculus II. Here are some things we went over. We talked about the purpose of a derivative and how you can …

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Sometimes, if you take the derivative with respect to the variable in the expression (and there is only one variable), you can 'not' use it since, for example, dx/dx = 1. But in general, you use the …

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We looked some at the previous test. But focused on material for the upcoming test. One thing was the product rule, he had made a mistake before with it on another test. Often there were small …

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Question from Quora There are basically two terms here, the 5x and the 1- x^2 in parentheses. The general idea for u-substitution is to make u something that when you take the derivative of …