Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716), left, and Sir Isaac Newton (1643–1727), right, are considered founders of calculus.

After a quick review of the skills we need to study calculus (Chapter 1–3), we will begin with the concept of a limit and continuity in Chapter 4. We will then continue to learn about the derivative of a function and how to find it in Chapter 5. Derivatives have many important applications that will be discussed in chapter 6. In chapter 7, we will learn how to find a function if its derivative is given. Chapter 8 will discuss how to find the area under a curve. This process is called integration. Finally, in the last chapter, we will talk about the applications of integration.

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## Table of Contents

### Chapter 4: Limits and Continuity

- The Concept of a Limit
- The Precise Definition of a Limit
- One-Sided Limits
- Theorems for Calculating Limits
- The Indeterminate Form 0/0
- Infinite Limits
- Limits at Infinity
- Continuity
- Properties of Continuous Functions
- The Other Indeterminate Forms: Infinity Divided by Infinity, Zero Times Infinity, and Infinity Minus Infinity
- Asymptotes
- The number
*e*

### Chapter 5: Differentiation

- The Derivative Concept
- Geometric Interpretation of the Derivative as a Slope
- Graphing the Derivative
- Differentiability and Continuity of Functions
- One-Sided Derivatives
- When a Function Is Not Differentiable at a Point
- Differentiation Rules
- Derivatives of The Trigonometric Functions
- Higher Derivatives
- * More About the Leibniz Notation for Higher Derivatives
- Implicit Differentiation
- Derivatives of Inverse Functions
- Derivatives of the Inverse Trigonometric Functions
- Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
- Derivatives of Exponential Functions
- Hyperbolic Functions and Their Derivatives
- Differentials and Linear Approximations

### Chapter 6: Applications of Differentiation

- Tangents and Normals
- Rectilinear Motion
- Related Rates
- Extreme Values of Functions
- Rolle’s Theorem
- The Mean-Value Theorem for Derivatives
- Increasing and Decreasing Functions
- Concavity and Points of Inflection
- First Derivative Test for Local Extrema
- Second Derivative Test for Local Extrema
- L’Hôpital’s Rule for Indeterminate Limits
- Curve Sketching
- Optimization