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The Lengthening Shadow: The Story of Related Rates

by Bill Austin (University of Tennessee at Martin), Don Berry (Phillips Academy), and David Berman (University of New Orleans)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
January, 2013

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Differentiation | Mathematics History
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 4.8 History of Math

The authors recount the history of the use of related rate problems in calculus texts and early efforts in England toward calculus reform.

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