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Course: Calculus I
Topic: Derivatives
Subtopic: Motion and the Derivative

Overview

Calculus is the study of change and motion. Derivatives are one way of quantifying motion. In today's lesson we use the derivative to study motion, in particular position, velocity, and acceleration. These are important applications of the first and second derivative especially to physics and biology majors.

Objectives

By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:

Terminology

Define: average velocity, instantaneous velocity, position function, velocity, acceleration, speed, height function

Supplemental Resources (optional)

Video: Rectilinear Motion, Selwyn Hollis's Video Calculus