Optimistic Steps

  • William McGowen Priestley
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


What is calculus? It is the study of the interplay between a function and its derivative. There are quite a few aspects to this interplay, some of which may be surprising. In this chapter we shall learn more about the use of derivatives in solving optimization problems. To do this efficiently, the major part of the chapter is concentrated upon the development of shortcut rules for finding derivatives.


Product Rule Tangent Line Optimistic Step Constant Multiple Solve Optimization Problem 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • William McGowen Priestley
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe University of the SouthSewaneeUSA

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