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David Terr, PhD (#109641)

This book teaches students the basics of differentiation, which is a large part of first-year calculus. The student is first instructed on how to compute derivatives of most elementary functions. Next, the student is taught basic rules for differentiation, such as the Product Rule (Leibniz? Rule), the Quotient Rule, and the Chain Rule. This book does not cover many preliminaries, such as continuity and limits or applications of the derivative, such as computing minima and maxima.

This book is ideal for students who are taking or planning on taking a first-year undergraduate calculus course. It is also a useful review of some basic concepts pertaining to differentiation. Prerequisites for this book include a thorough knowledge of high school algebra as well as basic knowledge of functions, analytic geometry, and trigonometry.

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David Terr, PhD

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David Terr, PhD is a UC Berkeley alumnus with a PhD in number theory as well as a Master's degree in physics from the University of Chicago. He has worked for many years as a software engineer. David also has several years of teaching experience at various universities and community colleges, where he has taught courses in first and second year calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, algebra, statistics, and various undergraduate physics courses. He has worked as an Expert for BrainMass since September 2011.

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