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👑 Unit 1: Limits & Continuity

🤓 Unit 2: Differentiation: Definition & Fundamental Properties

🤙🏽 Unit 3: Differentiation: Composite, Implicit & Inverse Functions

👀 Unit 4: Contextual Applications of the Differentiation

✨ Unit 5: Analytical Applications of Differentiation

🔥 Unit 6: Integration and Accumulation of Change

💎 Unit 7: Differential Equations

🐶 Unit 8: Applications of Integration

🦖 Unit 9: Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates & Vector Valued Functions (BC Only)

♾ Unit 10: Infinite Sequences and Series (BC Only)

🧐 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

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written by

anusha tekumulla

June 7, 2020

In AP Calculus, limits can be used to represent a constant change in functions. The rate of change of a function is equal to the formulas **ΔY/ΔX **or **(Y2- Y1)/(X2-X1). **
While this formula may look scary, it’s actually just the slope formula. You may remember this as rise over run or the change in y over the change in x. 🔺
So in short, yes, change can occur at an instant. As you get further along in the course, you’ll learn about derivatives. Derivatives depend on limits and a derivative is the rate of change of a function at an instant, what we’ll call “**instantaneous rate of change**.” 🔄

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