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1.1 Algebra 25% developed

1.2 Functions 50% developed

1.3 Graphing linear functions 25% developed

1.4 Exercises



2.1 An Introduction to Limits 75% developed

2.2 Finite Limits 50% developed

2.3 Infinite Limits 50% developed

2.4 Continuity 25% developed

2.5 Formal Definition of the Limit 25% developed

2.6 Proofs of Some Basic Limit Rules

2.7 Exercises


Basics of Differentiation 75% developedEdit


3.1 Differentiation Defined

3.2 Product and Quotient Rules

3.3 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

3.4 Chain Rule

3.5 Higher Order Derivatives - An introduction to second order derivatives

3.6 Implicit Differentiation

3.7 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithm Functions

3.8 Some Important Theorems

3.9 Exercises

Applications of Derivatives 50% developedEdit

3.10 L'Hôpital's Rule 75% developed

3.11 Extrema and Points of Inflection

3.12 Newton's Method

3.13 Related Rates

3.14 Optimization

3.15 Euler's Method

3.16 Exercises


The definite integral of a function f(x) from x=0 to x=a is equal to the area under the curve from 0 to a.

Basics of IntegrationEdit

4.1 Definite integral 25% developed

4.2 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 25% developed

4.3 Indefinite integral 25% developed

4.4 Improper Integrals

Integration TechniquesEdit

From bottom to top:
  • an acceleration function a(t);
  • the integral of the acceleration is the velocity function v(t);
  • and the integral of the velocity is the distance function s(t).

4.5 Infinite Sums

4.6 Derivative Rules and the Substitution Rule

4.7 Integration by Parts

4.8 Trigonometric Substitutions

4.9 Trigonometric Integrals

4.10 Rational Functions by Partial Fraction Decomposition

4.11 Tangent Half Angle Substitution

4.12 Reduction Formula

4.13 Irrational Functions

4.14 Numerical Approximations

4.15 Exercises

Applications of IntegrationEdit

4.16 Area

4.17 Volume

4.18 Volume of solids of revolution

4.19 Arc length

Parametric and Polar EquationsEdit


Parametric EquationsEdit

Polar EquationsEdit

Sequences and SeriesEdit


Series and calculusEdit

Multivariable and Differential CalculusEdit

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Differential EquationsEdit


Advanced Integration TechniquesEdit

Further AnalysisEdit

Formal Theory of CalculusEdit


Acknowledgements and Further ReadingEdit