patty's calculus videos
Let Patty Leitner lead you through the mysteries of Calculus in Patty's Calculus Videos. Take each logical step along with her and watch the central ideas of calculus unfold. Her prize-winning teaching has been praised as amazingly clear by decades of students. Patty's Math Class. Because math should make sense.
1. LIMITS An introduction to the concept of limit. What do function output values 'approach' when the input variable gets 'close' to some number? What about infinity?
2. DERIVATIVES The derivative is the central concept in calculus. Patty explains the definitions and computational techniques for finding the derivative of a function.
3. APPLICATIONS "But what is it good for?" is the question on some students' minds. Well-chosen applications illustrate how derivatives are used to solve interesting problems!
4. INTEGRALS are in some sense the opposite of derivatives. Patty shows you how the 'anti-derivative' can actually help to compute the area under a curve y = f(x).