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Putting differentials back into calculus

Tevian Dray*, Oregon State University (Faculty)
Talk Abstract: 
The use of differentials in introductory calculus courses provides a unifying theme which leads to a coherent view of calculus. We show in particular how differentials can be used to determine the derivatives of trigonometric and exponential functions, without the need for limits, numerical estimates, solutions of differential equations, or integration.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 09:30