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We must be cautious in calling the derivative of a function the slope. Although the two concepts are related, they are not the same. Click here for more.
Integration, along with differentiation, is one of the two main operations in calculus and very important to know for the AP Calculus exam. Click for more!
Calculus is all about curves and differentiation allows us to figure out rates of change when the change is itself changing. Click here to learn more!
Limits are a great place to start studying as they are an important foundation for much of your calculus course. Click here for a crash course on limits!
Many questions on the AP Calculus Exam involve finding the equation of a tangent line. Check out this post for a failsafe 3-step process for doing so!
Being comfortable with derivatives is very important on both the AP Calculus AB and BC exams. Click here for everything you need to know about derivates!