Math 1210

Throughout this calculus course we have learned valuable applied aspects for the real world.  We now understand the benefits to taking a derivative to understand the instantaneous rate of change, the velocity of an object, minimum and maximum values, and to evaluate the slope of a tangent line. Two optimization problems we found to be useful in daily life include understanding the optimal linear feet of fencing in farming situations and optimal dimensions for shipping a box using USPS. Even if we are not faced with those exact situations, we have a greater understanding of how to tackle problems that are more abstract or not easily resolved at first glance.  Learning and retaining this abstract thinking will allow us to refine our own knowledge and skills as a future engineer and computer programmer.  We anticipate using calculus many times throughout our careers.

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