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Course: Calculus I
Topic: Analysis of Curves
Subtopic: Fun with Reform Calculus

Overview

Reform calculus is a non-traditional way of studying calculus which focused on graphical and numeric approaches instead of algebraic. In a reform calculus course students discover calculus theorems and processes through experimentation rather than having them stated in a textbook. There are some aspects of this approach that are valuable in making one's understanding of the concepts concrete. We'll play with some examples in class.

Objectives

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

• 3.6.1 Gather information about f given the graph of f' or f".
• 3.6.2 Gather information about f' or f" given the graph of f
• 3.6.3 Given three graphs determine which is f, f', and f"
• 3.6.4 Graph f given information about the slope of its tangent line, how fast it is increasing/decreasing, etc.

Terminology

Define: reform calculus, increasing/decreasing most/least rapidly