AB Calculus
Make math class exponentially easier by reviewing this list of terms that are integral to AB Calculus. You'll learn about differentiation, derivatives, limits, functions, and more.
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acceleration
an increase in rate of change

area
the extent of a twodimensional surface within a boundary

asymptote
a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve

asymptotic
relating to or of the nature of an asymptote

calculus
the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions

concavity
the property possessed by a concave shape

continuity
uninterrupted connection or union

continuous
moving in time or space without interruption

definite integral
the integral of a function over a definite interval

derivative
the result of mathematical differentiation

differential calculus
the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential

differentiation
the process of obtaining the derivative of a function

discontinuous
of a function or curve

equation
a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same

exponential function
a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

extremum
the most extreme possible amount or value

first derivative
the result of mathematical differentiation

function
a mathematical relation associating elements between sets

integral
the result of a summative operation in calculus

integrate
calculate a summative operation in calculus

integration
an operation determining the area bounded by a function

interval
a set containing all points between two given endpoints

inverse function
a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

limit
the mathematical value toward which a function approaches

linearity
the property of having one dimension

logarithmic
of or relating to or using logarithms

magnitude
the property of relative size or extent

maximum
the point on a curve where the tangent changes

minimum
the point on a curve where the tangent changes

monotonic
of a sequence or function

slope
the property of a line that departs from the horizontal

substitution
an event in which one thing is replaced by another

summation
the complete total or aggregate

tangent
a line that touches a curve at only one point

trigonometric function
function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of rightangled triangle containing the angle

velocity
distance traveled per unit time in one direction

volume
the amount of 3dimensional space occupied by an object
Created on February 7, 2017
(updated March 29, 2017)
(updated March 29, 2017)