BC Calculus

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  1. acceleration
    an increase in rate of change
  2. area
    the extent of a two-dimensional surface within a boundary
  3. asymptote
    a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve
  4. asymptotic
    relating to or of the nature of an asymptote
  5. calculus
    mathematics involving derivatives and integrals of function
  6. concavity
    the property possessed by a concave shape
  7. continuity
    uninterrupted connection or union
  8. continuous
    moving in time or space without interruption
  9. convergence
    the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit
  10. definite integral
    the integral of a function over a definite interval
  11. derivative
    the result of mathematical differentiation
  12. differential calculus
    the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential
  13. differential equation
    an equation containing differentials of a function
  14. differentiation
    the process of obtaining the derivative of a function
  15. discontinuous
    of a function or curve
  16. divergence
    an infinite series that has no limit
  17. equation
    a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same
  18. exponential function
    a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent
  19. extremum
    the most extreme possible amount or value
  20. first derivative
    the result of mathematical differentiation
  21. function
    a mathematical relation associating elements between sets
  22. integral
    the result of a summative operation in calculus
  23. integrate
    calculate a summative operation in calculus
  24. integration
    an operation determining the area bounded by a function
  25. interval
    a set containing all points between two given endpoints
  26. inverse function
    a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x
  27. limit
    the mathematical value toward which a function approaches
  28. linearity
    the property of having one dimension
  29. logarithmic
    of or relating to or using logarithms
  30. magnitude
    the property of relative size or extent
  31. maximum
    the point on a curve where the tangent changes
  32. minimum
    the point on a curve where the tangent changes
  33. monotonic
    of a sequence or function
  34. parametric
    of or relating to or in terms of a parameter
  35. power series
    the sum of terms containing successively higher integral powers of a variable
  36. series
    the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
  37. slope
    the property of a line that departs from the horizontal
  38. substitution
    an event in which one thing is replaced by another
  39. summation
    the complete total or aggregate
  40. tangent
    a line that touches a curve at only one point
  41. trigonometric function
    function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
  42. velocity
    distance traveled per unit time in one direction
  43. volume
    the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
Created on February 8, 2017 (updated March 29, 2017)

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