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Calculus 1B 2011/2012 Note: If you are interested in Calculus 1A go to: Calculus 1A Textbook: University Calculus, by Hass, Weir, and Thomas / Pearson © 2010. The publisher is producing a special version of this book, just for UMASS Lowell, which includes Chapters 13 of a precalculus text by Dugopolski. Be sure to purchase this version of the text. The Calculus 1A/1B Survival Guide contains extremely valuable information that can make the difference between you passing or failing this course. Read it as if your life in this calculus course depends upon it. Having completed Calculus 1A, your basic algebra skills should be pretty sharp. If you have any doubts or known weaknesses, print out and study this Basic Algebra Guide. After you attempt the problems in this handout, you can check your solutions here: Solutions. The initial focus in Calculus 1B is to review inverse functions (inverse trigonometric functions and logarithmic functions) and explore their derivatives. If you find logarithms confusing, you might find this Introduction to Logarithms useful. A brief summary of the process of determining the derivatives of inverse functions is provided here: Derivatives of Inverse Functions. Students often ask, "What should I memorize?" Here is some guidance for those taking Calculus 1B: Guide to Memorization in Calculus 1B
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