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AP Calculus Vocab

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1. In periodic functions - the height of the function at the maximum to the middle line

2. If a function has a well-defined derivative for each element of the domain

3. The solid figure generated by revolving a plane region around a line

4. The function that is integrated in an integral

5. A function that is continuous on both the left and right side at that point

6. An integral without any specified limits - whose solution includes an undetermined constant C; antiderivative

7. Any ordered pair (x -y) where f'(x)=0 or is undefined

8. f(-x)= -f(x)

9. The rate of change of a function occurring at or associated with a given instant - or as a limit as a time interval approaches zero; the derivative

10. The process of finding the derivative of a function

11. Zooming in at a point on the graph of a function until the function approaches the tangent line at that point

12. The set of all values that can be assumed by the independent variable of a function

13. A function that possesses a finite integral; the function must be continuous on the interval of integration

14. For all x in [a -b] - f'(x)>0

15. Notation used for the first derivative of a function

16. The value that the function is approaching as x approaches a given value; the left- and right-hand limits must agree

17. If y=f(x) - then both y' and f'(x) denote the derivative of the function with respect to x

18. A line around which some body or curve rotates

19. For all x in [a -b] - f'(x)<0

20. The rate of change of position with respect to time

21. A rectangular sum of the area under a curve where the domain is divided into sub-intervals and the height of each rectangle is the function value at the left-most point of the sub-interval

22. A method of obtaining the derivative of a composite function

23. A function that is a fixed numerical value for all elements of the domain of the function

24. A line perpendicular to a tangent line at the point of tangency

25. A function has a relative maximum if the derivative changes signs from positive to zero to negative

26. A line around which a geometric figure is symmetrical

27. The reciprocal of the sine function

28. A line through two points on the curve

29. The x-coordinate of the point where a curve intersects the x-axis

30. A function has a relative minimum if the derivative changes signs from negative to zero to positive

31. The reciprocal of the tangent function

32. The expression for the evaluation of the indefinite integral of a positive function between two limits of integration

33. The vertical axis of the Cartesian coordinate system

34. A multiplicative factor in some term of an expression (or of a series); it is usually a number - but in any case does not involve any variables of the expression

35. A function f that gives the position f(t) of a body on a coordinate axis at time t

36. Local maximums of minimums of a function

37. An equation involving two or more variables that are differentiable functions of time can be used to find an equation that relates the corresponding rates

38. The inverse of the sine function

39. The highest value of a function for each value of the domain

40. The horizontal axis of the Cartesian coordinate system

41. The process of evaluating an indefinite integral

42. The smallest y-value that a function achieves. occurs either at a local maximum or an endpoint

43. Approximating the value of a function by using the equation of the tangent line at a point close to the desired point

44. Any x values where f'(x)=0 or is undefined

45. The inverse of the cosine function

46. When testing critical values - if the first derivative changes from negative to zero to positive - then that critical value is a local minumum of the function. if the first derivative changes from positive to zero to negative - then that critical val

47. The rate of change of the velocity with respect to time. the second derivative of a position function

48. Any function closely related to the exponential function - and in particular y=a^x - for any a

49. Having an increasing derivative as the independent variable increases - having a positive second derivative

50. A point of value of the independent variable at which the value of a fuunction is not equal to its limit as the value of the independent variable approaches that point - or where it is not defined