# General Calculus I

Become acquainted with calculus principles, gain experience using and applying calculus methods in practical applications, and become familiar with topics like limits, derivatives, and computational techniques.

What you’ll learn

• Students can complete in as little as 29 days.
• Transferred over 2,300 times.
• 97% of students pass in their first try.
• Over \$2,600,000 saved in tuition costs.

## \$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

##### All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

## \$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

##### All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

## \$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

### About This Course

|
##### ACE Approved 2021

General Calculus I acquaints you with calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications and integration, and curve sketching.

### What You'll Learn

Solve the limit problems by using various Limit laws

Demonstrate the continuity or discontinuity of the function

Demonstrate various rules of derivatives

Compute derivatives

Demonstrate derivatives for trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions

Apply Implicit differentiation

Use tangent line approximation

Use derivatives to solve optimization and related rates problem

Sketch the graphs using the derivatives

Solve integration using substitution method

Illustrate the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Compute area between the curves using integration

Apply L’Hôpital’s Rule to find the limit of indeterminate forms

Use Logarithmic differentiation

Apply various techniques to evaluate integration

Demonstrate convergence and divergence of improper integrals

Solve First Order linear differential equation

### Earn College Credit That Will Transfer

Transfer into over 3000+ institutions that accept ACE courses or transfer directly into 150+ partner schools.

MAT250

|

General Calculus I

During this online General Calculus I course, gain experience using calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications. Become familiar with topics like special functions, limits, derivatives, computational techniques, applications of differentiations, and applications of integration.

Prerequisites

Precalculus is a required prerequisite for General Calculus I. If you enroll, the assumption is made that you have previously completed Precalculus for credit with a passing score.

Topic Subtopics
The Basics
• Welcome to Calculus
• The Two Questions of Calculus
• Average Rates of Change
• How to Do Math
• Functions
• Rational functions
• Complex number
• Zeros of polynomial
• Graphing Lines
• Parabolas
• Some Non-Euclidean Geometry
Limits
• Finding Rate of Change over an Interval
• Finding Limits Graphically
• The Formal Definition of a Limit
• The Limit Laws, Part I
• The Limit Laws, Part II
• One-Sided Limits
• The Squeeze Theorem
• Continuity and Discontinuity
• Evaluating Limits
• Limits and Indeterminate Forms
• Two Techniques for Evaluating Limits
• An Overview of Limits
An Introduction to Derivatives
• Rates of Change, Secants, and Tangents
• Finding Instantaneous Velocity
• The Derivative
• Differentiability
• The Slope of a Tangent Line
• Instantaneous Rate
• The Equation of a Tangent Line
• More on Instantaneous Rate
• The Derivative of the Reciprocal Function
• The Derivative of the Square Root Function
Computational Techniques
• A Shortcut for Finding Derivatives
• A Quick Proof of the Power Rule
• Uses of the Power Rule
• The Product Rule
• The Quotient Rule
• An Introduction to the Chain Rule
• Using the Chain Rule
• Combining Computational Techniques
Special Functions
• A Review of Trigonometry
• Graphing Trigonometric Functions
• The Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
• The Number Pi
• Graphing Exponential Functions
• Derivatives of Exponential Functions
• The Music of Math
• Evaluating Logarithmic Functions
• The Derivative of the Natural Log Function
• Using the Derivative Rules with Transcendental Functions
Implicit Differentiation
• An Introduction to Implicit Differentiation
• Finding the Derivative Implicitly
• Using Implicit Differentiation
• Applying Implicit Differentiation
Applications of Differentiations
• Acceleration and the Derivative
• Solving Word Problems Involving Distance and Velocity
• Higher-Order Derivatives and Linear Approximation
• Using the Tangent Line Approximation Formula
• Newton’s Method
• The Connection Between Slope and Optimization
• Solving word problems on Optimization (The Fence Problem, The Box Problem, The Can Problem, The Wire-Cutting Problem, etc.)
• Solving word problems on Related rates (The Pebble Problem, The Ladder Problem, The Baseball Problem, The Blimp Problem, etc.)
• Math Anxiety
Curve Sketching
• An Introduction to Curve Sketching
• Three Big Theorems
• Morale Moment
• Critical Points
• Maximum and Minimum
• Regions Where a Function Increases or Decreases
• The First Derivative Tests
• Magic Math
• Concavity and Inflection Points
• Using the Second Derivative to Examine Concavity
• The Mobius Band
• Graphs of Polynomial Functions
• Cusp Points and the Derivative
• Domain-Restricted Functions and the Derivative
• The Second Derivative Test
• Vertical Asymptotes
• Horizontal Asymptotes and Infinite Limits
• Graphing Functions with Asymptotes
• Functions with Asymptotes and Holes
• Functions with Asymptotes and Critical Points
The Basics of Integration
• Antidifferentiation
• Antiderivatives of Powers of x
• Antiderivatives of Trigonometric and Exponential Functions
• Undoing the Chain Rule
• Integrating Polynomials by Substitution
• Integrating Composite Trigonometric Functions by Substitution
• Integrating Composite Exponential and Rational Functions by Substitution
• More Integrating Trigonometric Functions by Substitution
• Choosing Effective Function Decompositions
• Approximating Areas of Plane Regions
• Areas, Riemann Sums, and Definite Integrals
• The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Part I
• The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Part II
• Illustrating the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
• Evaluating Definite Integrals
Applications of Integration
• Antiderivatives and Motion
• Gravity and Vertical Motion
• Solving Vertical Motion Problems
• The Area between Two Curves
• Limits of Integration and Area
• Common Mistakes to Avoid When Finding Areas
• Regions Bound by Several Curve
• s Finding Areas by Integrating with Respect to y: Part One
• Finding Areas by Integrating with Respect to y: Part Two
• Area, Integration by Substitution, and Trigonometric substitution
L’Hôpital’s Rule
• Indeterminate Forms
• An Introduction to L’Hôpital’s Rule
• Basic Uses of L’Hôpital’s Rule
• More Exotic Examples of Indeterminate Forms
Elementary Functions and Their Inverses
• The Exponential and Natural Log Functions
• Differentiating Logarithmic Functions
• Logarithmic Differentiation
• The Basics of Inverse Functions
• Finding the Inverse of a Function
• Derivatives of Inverse Functions
• The Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions
• The Inverse Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions
• Evaluating Inverse Trigonometric Functions
• Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
• More Calculus of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
3 Techniques of Integration
• Finding Partial Fraction Decompositions
• Partial Fractions
• Long Division
• An Introduction to Integration by Parts
• Applying Integration by Parts to the Natural Log Function
• Inspirational Examples of Integration by Parts
• Repeated Application of Integration by Parts
• Algebraic Manipulation and Integration by Parts
Improper Integrals
• The First Type of Improper Integral
• The Second Type of Improper Integral
• Infinite Limits of Integration, Convergence, and Divergence
Differential Equations
• An Introduction to Differential Equation
• Solving Separable Differential Equations
• Finding a Particular Solution
• Direction Fields
• Euler’s Method for Solving Differential Equations Numerically
• First-Order Linear Differential Equations

Your score provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

Assignments for this course include:

• 4 Graded Exams
• 1 Graded Midterm
• 1 Graded Final

This course does not require a text.

General Calculus I students also take:

### It was time for my next big thing.

Straighterline made it very easy and convenient to take all the prerequisites I needed to take to advance my career in Science. I liked how flexible it was. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

#### Things I love about StraighterLine

Time for me

I was able to fit classes into my free time and spend 10 hours a week when I was available.

Variety of courses

I took five courses with StraighterLine and saved thousands of dollars on my degree.

###### Added To Cart

Your cart includes: