Calculus A-Z

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Can you name the terms relating to calculus, for each letter of the English alphabet?

Featured Sep 29, 2011

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Line or curve such that, tending to ∞, the distance between it and a given curve tends to 0A
A type of function for which, for each x, |f(x)| ≤ M, where M is a real numberB
The sign of the second derivative characterizes this quality of the graph of a functionC
Term for a function for which the derivative exists at each point in the domainD
Collective term for maxima and minima of a functionE
Theorem that establishes the connection between derivatives and integralsF
Type of series with a constant ratio between successive termsG
A more crude term for a removable discontinuityH
Type of integral that yields the set of all antiderivatives of a functionI
Type of discontinuity for which the left and right limits both exist but are not equalJ
Name of most common symbol used to represent curvatureK
Last name of co-founder of calculusL
Theorem that states for certain functions, f(b) - f(a) = f'(c)(b - a) for some c∈(a,b)M
Last name of other co-founder of calculusN
Process that deals with finding the 'best' value under certain constraintsO
Rule that states (f(x)g(x))' = f'(x)g(x) + g'(x)f(x)P
Rule that states (f(x)/g(x))' = [g(x)f'(x) - f(x)g'(x)]/g2(x)Q
Mathematician whose eponymous sum is often used to define definite integrationR
Theorem: If g(x)≤f(x)≤h(x) and lim(x→a) g(x) = lim(x→a) h(x) = L, then lim(x→a) f(x) = LS
Line that touches a curve where the slope of the curve equals the slope of the lineT
Often refers to the value 1, as in the magnitude of such a vector or radius of such a circleU
The rate and direction of change in position of an object; ds/dt, s = positionV
Energy transferred by a force acting through a distance; ∫F dx, F = force vectorW
These locations of the derivative are (some of the) critical points of the functionX
Special vertical line in the Cartesian plane that even functions are symmetrical aboutY
Name of one example of a function whose derivative is itselfZ

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