"In the fall of 1972 President Nixon announced
that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing.
This was the first time a sitting president used the
third derivative to advance his case for reelection."
-- Hugo Rossi

After a brief review of previous math knowledge, students will study connections among functions, as well as derivatives and integrals. The study of calculus opens up a whole world of interesting problems. The limit, derivative and antiderivative allow students to solve important problems such as finding instantaneous rates of change and the area under the curve. These quantities are useful in a myriad of engineering, physics, biology, chemistry and business applications. Students should have already taken Pre-Calculus before enrolling in Calculus, and should have a graphing calculator.