HowTo Calculus
Recommended Level: MATH 142
Limits, Derivatives, and Applications of Derivatives
The following videos explain topics you will see in Calculus I, including limits, derivatives, and applications of derivatives. These videos are helpful for any calculus course, but are particularly focused on the concepts and problems seen in MATH 142.Click the playlist you are interested in to go straight to those videos. Or you can scroll down through the page to look through all the videos yourself.
6 videos
Introduction to Limits An introduction to evaluating limits using graphs, numerical approximation, and substitution 
11 videos
Limits: At Infinity and Infinite Solving limits at infinity and limits that may have infinite behavior 
5 videos
Continuity Determining where functions are continuous algebraically and using graphs 
6 videos
Average and Instantaneous Rate of Change Finding the average and instantaneous rate of change and the slope of secant and tangent lines 
3 videos
Limit Definition of the Derivative Using the limit definition to find the derivatives of functions 
20 videos
Calculating Derivatives Finding derivatives of common functions and using the product, quotient and chain rules with several business applications 
6 videos
Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates Finding derivatives with implicit differentiation and logarithmic differentiation and solving related rates problems 
7 videos
Analyzing Graphs with Derivatives Finding critical values, extrema, and inflection points; finding intervals where the function is increasing or decreasing and concave upward or downward 
7 videos
Absolute Extrema and Optimization Finding the absolute maximum and minimum on closed intervals; solving word problems by optimizing functions with given constraints 
28 videos
Antiderivatives and Integrals Finding antiderivatives of functions and solving indefinite integrals including examples using \(u\)substitution; estimating area under curves with Riemann sums; finding the average value of a function; finding the area between curves 
These videos are an introduction to evaluating limits using graphs, numerical approximation, and substitution.
Evaluating Limits from a Graph

Evaluating OneSided Limits from a Graph

Evaluating a Limit Numerically

Combinations of Limits from Graphs

Evaluating Limits Algebraically

Limit of a Piecewise Function

These videos solve limits at infinity and limits that may have infinite behavior.
These videos contain limits of fractions where the numerator and denominator both approach zero, and the limit may have infinite behavior.
Limit of a Rational Function

Limit of a Rational Function (2)

Limit with Multiple Fractions

Limit of a Fraction with a Square Root

Limit with an Absolute Value

These videos evaluate limits at infinity and negative infinity. They also find horizontal asymptotes, vertical asymptotes, and holes of functions.
Limit at Negative Infinity of a Rational Function

Limits at Infinity of a Rational Function

Limits at Infinity of a Rational Function (2)

Limits at Infinity of a Fraction with Exponential Functions

Vertical Asymptotes and Holes of a Rational Function

Horizontal Asymptote of a Fraction with Exponential Functions

These videos determine using graphs and algebraically where functions are continuous. The examples include functions with fractions, even or odd roots, logarithms, and piecewise functions.
Where the Graph of a Function is Not Continuous

Continuity of a Function with a Cube Root

Continuity of a Function with a Square Root and Logarithm

Continuity of a Piecewise Function

Solving for a Constant so a Piecewise Function is Continuous

These videos find the average and instantaneous rate of change. The videos also include finding the the slope of secant lines and tangent lines of functions.
Average Rate of Change from a Table

Slope of a Secant Line

Instantaneous Rate of Change of a Function

Instantaneous Rate of Change of a Rational Function

Instantaneous Rate of Change of Profit

Slope of a Tangent Line

These videos use the limit definition to find the derivatives of functions
Finding the Derivative of a Polynomial Using the Limit Definition

Finding the Derivative of a Rational Function Using the Limit Definition

Finding the Derivative of a Root Function Using the Limit Definition

These videos calculate the derivative of common functions such as polynomials, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithms, and root functions. The videos use derivative rules such as the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, and chain rule.
These videos find the derivative of standard functions such as polynomials, exponential functions, logarithms, and roots. Also, the first video shows how to determine from a graph when the derivative exists.
Determining Where the Derivative Exists From a Graph

Finding a Derivative with Exponential Functions and Logarithms

Finding and Evaluating Derivatives

These videos find derivatives using the product rule and quotient rule.
Using the Quotient Rule

Using the Product Rule with a Logarithm

Using the Product Rule with an Exponential

Using the Quotient Rule on a Rational Function

The Quotient Rule with an Exponential

Using Both the Quotient and Product Rule

Using the Quotient Rule Twice to Find the Second Derivative

Evaluating Derivatives Using the Product and Quotient Rules

These videos find derivatives using the chain rule.
Using the Chain Rule

Using the Generalized Exponential Rule

Using Log Properties to Simplify Before Taking the Derivative

Using Log Properties to Simplify Before Taking the Derivative (2)

Evaluating Derivatives Using the Chain Rule

Using the Alternate Form of the Chain Rule

These videos use derivatives to solve business word problems.
Calculating Marginal Revenue

Finding Marginal Cost and Marginal Average Cost

Calculating Compound Interest

These videos find the derivative using implicit differentiation and logarithmic differentiation. The videos also use implicit differentiation to solve related rates problems.
These videos find derivatives using implicit differentiation and logarithmic differentiation. Several videos also show how sometimes you can use logarithmic properties to simplify logarithmic functions before taking the derivative.
Using Implicit Differentiation to Find a Derivative

Using Implicit Differentiation to Find a Derivative (2)

Using Logarithmic Differentiation to Find a Derivative

These videos use implicit differentiation to solve related rates problems.
Solving a Related Rates Word Problem About Liquid Filling a Sphere

Solving a Related Rates Word Problem About Profit

Solving a Related Rates Word Problem About a Sliding Ladder

These videos find the critical values of a function, the intervals where the function is increasing and decreasing, and all local extrema.
Finding Critical Values

Finding Where a Function is Increasing and Decreasing

Increasing and Decreasing and Local Extrema

Increasing and Decreasing and Local Extrema for a Revenue Function

These videos find the inflection points of a function and the intervals of concavity. The videos also cover using the Second Derivative Test to find local extrema.
Inflection Points and Intervals of Concavity for an Exponential Function

Inflection Points and Intervals of Concavity from a Graph

Using the Second Derivative Test to Find Local Extrema

These videos find the absolute maximum and absolute minimums of functions. In particular, the videos show how to find the absolute extrema on a closed interval.
Local and Absolute Extrema from a Graph

Absolute Extrema on a Closed Interval

Absolute Extrema on a Closed Interval (2)

These videos show how to solve word problems where you need to maximize or minimize a function with given constraints.
Maximizing a Product of Numbers

Finding the Price to Maximize Profit

Finding the Box with the Largest Volume

Minimizing the Cost of a Box

These videos find antiderivatives of functions and solve indefinite integrals.
Finding an Antiderivative

Finding an Indefinite Integral

Finding an Indefinite Integral with a Fraction

Finding a Function from its Derivative and One Value

Finding the Cost Function from Marginal Cost

These videos show how to solve integrals using \(u\)substitution.
\(u\)Substitution With an Exponential Function

\(u\)Substitution With a Natural Logarithm

\(u\)Substitution With a Quotient and Exponentials

\(u\)Substitution With a Quotient and Root

Finding the Function from Its Derivative Using \(u\)Substitution

Calculating Profit From Marginal Profit Using \(u\)Substitution

These videos show how to calculate the area under curves with geometry and estimate the area with Riemann sums.
Calculating the Exact Area Under a Curve With Geometry

Calculating the Exact Area Under a Curve With Geometry (2)

Introduction to Riemann Sums

Estimating Area With RightHand Riemann Sums

Estimating Area With LeftHand Riemann Sums

Estimating Area With Midpoint Riemann Sums

Estimating the Area Under a Curve With Riemann Sums

These videos show properties of the definite integral and how to evaluate definite integrals using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and antiderivatives.
Properties of Definite Integrals

Definite Integral Comparison Properties

Evaluating a Definite Integral

Evaluating a Definite Integral (2)

Evaluating a Definite Integral With \(u\)substitution

Part 1 of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Solving a Word Problem With a Definite Integral

These videos show how to use definite integrals to find the area between two curves using definite integrals and the average value of a function on an interval.
Area Between Two Curves on an Interval

Area of the Region Bounded by Two Curves

Average Value of a Function on an Interval
