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Slopes and Ski Trails (Why Slopes and More Math)

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Author:Alan Selby
Description: What is calculus? If you have ever seen or gone skiing or just walking over hills then you know about slopes and you have met or felt basic ideas in calculus. Calculus in the first instance is the subject of slope computation and interpretation, and the reversal of slope computation with its applications. Slopes (rises/runs) appear whenever one quantity is mapped against another. Height versus horizontal movement is just one example.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Books
Math Topics: Calculus (Single Variable)

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