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Differentials and Elementary Calculus

by D. F. Bailey (Trinity University, San Antonio)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1989

Subject classification(s): Numerical Differentiation | Calculus | Geometry and Topology | Trigonometry | Trigonometric Functions
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis | 4.17 Numerical Analysis

An example of numerical estimates of tangent line to an implicitly defined function that illustrates the meaning of differentials

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Differential Equations (for Calculus)
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