AP Calculus BC Knowledge Review: Applications of Derivatives

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Two of the most common applications of derivatives involve solving related rate problems and applied maximum and minimum problems. In this chapter, you will learn the general procedures for solving these two types of problems and to apply these procedures to examples. Both related rate and applied maximum and minimum problems appear often on the AP Calculus BC exam.

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General Procedure for Solving Related Rate Problems

Common Related Rate Problems

Inverted Cone, Shadow, and Angle of Elevation Problems

General Procedure for Solving Applied Maximum and Minimum Problems

Distance, Area, Volume, and Business Problems

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