# InfoCoBuild

## Highlights of Calculus

Highlights of Calculus (Res.18-005, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Gilbert Strang. Highlights of Calculus is a series of short videos that introduces the basics of calculus - how it works and why it is important. The intended audience is high school students, college students, or anyone who might need help understanding the subject. The series is divided into three sections: 1) Introduction - Why Professor Gilbert Strang created these videos, 2) Highlights of Calculus - Five videos reviewing the key topics and ideas of calculus, Applications to real-life situations and problems, and 3) Derivatives - Twelve videos focused on differential calculus, More applications to real-life situations and problems. (from ocw.mit.edu)

 Lecture 03 - Max and Min and Second Derivative

At the top and bottom of a curve (Max and Min), the slope is zero. The "second derivative" shows whether the curve is bending down or up. Here is a real-world example of a minimum problem: What route from home to work takes the shortest time?

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 Highlights of Calculus (5) Lecture 01 - Big Picture of Calculus Lecture 02 - Big Picture: Derivatives Lecture 03 - Max and Min and Second Derivative Lecture 04 - The Exponential Function Lecture 05 - Big Picture: Integrals Derivatives (12) Lecture 06 - Derivative of sin x and cos x Lecture 07 - Product Rule and Quotient Rule Lecture 08 - Chains f(g(x)) and the Chain Rule Lecture 09 - Limits and Continuous Functions Lecture 10 - Inverse Functions f -1(y) and the Logarithm x = ln y Lecture 11 - Derivatives of ln y and sin-1(y) Lecture 12 - Growth Rate and Log Graphs Lecture 13 - Linear Approximation/Newton's Method Lecture 14 - Power Series/Euler's Great Formula Lecture 15 - Differential Equations of Motion Lecture 16 - Differential Equations of Growth Lecture 17 - Six Functions, Six Rules, and Six Theorems