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Series: Calculus: Arc Lengths and Functions

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  • Lessons: 2
  • Total Time: 0h 25m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 07/30/2009
  • Last Updated At: 07/21/2010

Arc length is the length of the curve. In this 2-lesson series, we'll look at arc lengths and we'll derive a formula that enables us to easily calculate them (and then test it out on a few different functions). The arc length of a smooth curve described by f(x) between points a and b is equal to the integral from a to b of (1 + f'(x)^2)^(1/2) dx.

Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this series comes from a comprehensive Calculus course. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at http://www.thinkwell.com/student/product/calculus. The full course covers limits, derivatives, implicit differentiation, integration or antidifferentiation, L'Hopital's Rule, functions and their inverses, improper integrals, integral calculus, differential calculus, sequences, series, differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vector calculus and a variety of other AP Calculus, College Calculus and Calculus II topics.

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