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Post by Matthew Tassone on November 5, 2015

Dear Prof.

I feel like this description is too brief, especially conceptually. Is there any way that you can create another video that has more depth and is a bit longer... something that offers a deeper insight into the methods and information being presented in this lecture.


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Post by steven feemster on June 4, 2014


Linear Approximation

  • This amounts to finding the equation of a tangent line.
  • If your instructor uses differentials, familiarize yourself with this notation.
  • Work through the geometry of linear approximation and of differentials.
  • You will probably be asked to use the linear approximation to estimate the value of a quantity.

Linear Approximation

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Essential Equations 0:09
    • Linear Approximation (Tangent Line)
    • Example: Graph
    • Differential (df)
    • Delta F
  • Lecture Example 1 6:38
  • Lecture Example 2 11:53
  • Lecture Example 3 15:54
  • Additional Example 4
  • Additional Example 5