Session 31: Related Rates

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Overview

The derivative tells us how a change in one variable affects another variable. Related rates problems ask how two different derivatives are related. For example, if we know how fast water is being pumped into a tank we can calculate how fast the water level in the tank is rising. The chain rule is the key to solving such problems.

Lecture Video and Notes

Video Excerpts

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» Clip 1: Introduction to Related Rates (00:05:00)

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From Lecture 12 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

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» Clip 2: Related Rates (00:06:00)

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From Lecture 13 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

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» Clip 3: Rates: A Conical Tank (00:13:00)

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From Lecture 13 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

Recitation Video

 

Inflating a Balloon

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Sliding Ladder

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Worked Example

 

Solving an Optimization Problem Using Implicit Differentiation

 

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