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AP Calculus AB

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Antiderivative

An application of the Derivative
No one knows what C is
The family of curves are related to each other
Indefinite integral
Differentiate backwards
Equals the parent function
Rethink what each term is the derivative of
In each question remember to add C
Very often the power rule has to be reversed
Always check your answer by deriving it
These problem are different from the usual differentiating and solve for a max or min
In all likelihood, you'll forget to add C
Visualize the problem, draw and label a picture depicting the problem
Each problem is solvable!



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