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Calculus: Uses of the Power Rule

http://www.mindbites.com/series/132 for a bundle of videos on the Power Rule. For an even broader bundle of videos that cover the Power Rule and Computational Techniques, check out http://www.mindbites.com/series/134 . To search for topic-specific help in our library of 600+ video products for Calculus, please refer to our Calculus category at: http://www.mindbites.com/category/23-calculus . To check out our full Calculus video course, with 250+ videos included, refer to: http://www.mindbites.com/series/227-calculus . Or, for access to this single video, go to: http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/826 . This lesson covers the power rule, the sum rule, and the constant multiple rule (all related to differentiation). Through this video, you will learn how to evaluate derivatives without using the definition as the method. The power rule is the shortcut used for finding a derivative of any variable raised to the power of a rational exponent. The constant multiple rule asserts that the derivative of any function times a constant is the same as the derivative of that function times that exponent. The sum rule shows that the derivative of the sum of two functions is equal to the sum of the derivatives of both functions. Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, College Algebra. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/calculus. The full course covers limits, derivatives, implicit differentiation, integration or antidifferentiation, L'H?pital's Rule, functions and their inverses, improper integrals, integral calculus, differential calculus, sequences, series, differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vector calculus and a variety of other AP Calculus, College Calculus and Calculus II topics. Edward Burger, Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, having graduated summa cum laude with distinction in mathematics from Connecticut College. He has also taught at UT-Austin and the University of Colorado at Boulder, and he served as a fellow at the University of Waterloo in Canada and at Macquarie University in Australia. Prof. Burger has won many awards, including the 2001 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, the 2004 Chauvenet Prize, and the 2006 Lester R. Ford Award, all from the Mathematical Association of America. In 2006, Reader's Digest named him in the "100 Best of America". Prof. Burger is the author of over 50 articles, videos, and books, including the trade book, Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas and of the textbook The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking. He also speaks frequently to professional and public audiences, referees professional journals, and publishes articles in leading math journals, including The Journal of Number Theory and American Mathematical Monthly. His areas of specialty include number theory, Diophantine approximation, p-adic analysis, the geometry of numbers, and the theory of continued fractions. Prof. Burger's unique sense of humor and his teaching expertise combine to make him the ideal presenter of Thinkwell's entertaining and informative video lectures.
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