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Author: Zachary

Zachary is a former mechanical engineer and current high school physics, math, and computer science teacher. He graduated from McGill University in 2011 and spent time in the automotive industry in Detroit before moving into education. He has been teaching and tutoring for the past five years, but you can also find him adventuring, reading, rock climbing, and traveling whenever the opportunity arises.

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Is the Derivative of a Function the Slope?

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.

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What is the Integral of f(x)?

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!

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What is Meant by Differentiation in Mathematics?

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!

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Limits on the AP Calculus Exam: A Review

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!

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How to Find the Slope of a Line Tangent to a Curve

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!

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Derivatives on the AP Calculus AB & BC Exams: A Refresher

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!

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