An online course in elementary differential calculus. Topics include the definition of a derivative, the delta method, the derivative of polynomial and transcendental functions, implicit differentiation, the product, quotient and power rules, curve sketching, and applied maxima/minima problems.
For late registration approval email Mathpts@bcit.ca and include your student ID. This course is NOT equivalent to university Calculus 1 and can only be used for credit in BCIT programs.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Discuss the underlying concepts behind derivatives
Work with polynomial and transcendental functions
Employ a variety of techniques to find derivatives of functions
Apply the derivative to solve problems including curve sketching, related rates and optimization
Effective as of Fall 2016
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