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## Calculus - Differential Calculus - Problem Set I - Outline of Contents (Companion MCQ Quiz at the end)

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Examples and solved problems - differentiation of common algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and polynomial functions and terms; testing for differentiability .

Here's a quick look at the kind of problems we will solve in this tutorial. We will also try to sketch and look at functions visually to some extent.

f (x) = x sin (1/x) when x != 0 and f(x) = 0 when x = 0. Show that f (x) is continuous for x = 0 but has no derivative for x = 0.

Find the derivatives of
√ ( (1+x) / (1−x) )
√ sin√x

Diﬀerentiate  xtan x + (sin x)cos x

Differentiate
x 1/2 (1 − 2x) 2/3
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(2 − 3x) 3/4 (3 − 4x) 4/5

Diﬀerentiate
(i) sin−12x / (1 +x2)
(ii) tan -1  ( √ 1+x  -  √ 1 - x) /  ( √ 1+x  +  √ 1 - x)

Here's the complete tutorial with examples, problems and solutions (Also try out the MCQ Quiz below this):

### MCQ Quiz on Single Variable Calculus- Differentiation Set 1

Companion MCQ Quiz for Single Variable Calculus- Differentiation Set 1: test how much you know about the topic. Your score will be e-mailed to you at the address you provide.

### MCQ Quiz- Single Variable Calculus- Differentiation In Case you'd like to take a look at some of our other tutorials related to Single Variable Calculus :

 Quick and introductory definitions related to Funtions, Limits and Continuity - Defining the domain and range of a function, the meaning of continuity, limits, left and right hand limits, properties of limits and the "lim" operator; some common limits;  defining the L'Hospital rule, intermediate and extreme value theorems. Functions, Limits and Continuity - Solved Problem Set I - The Domain, Range, Plots and Graphs of Functions;  L'Hospital's Rule- -  Solved problems demonstrating how to compute the domain and range of functions, drawing the graphs of functions, the mod function, deciding if a function is invertible or not; calculating limits for some elementary examples, solving 0/0 forms, applying L'Hospital rule. Functions, Limits and Continuity - Solved Problem Set II - Conditions for Continuity, More Limits, Approximations for ln (1+x) and sin x for infinitesimal values of x   - More advanced cases of evaluating limits, conditions for continuity of functions, common approximations used while evaluating limits for ln ( 1 + x ), sin (x); continuity related problems for more advanced functions than the ones in the first group of problems (in the last tutorial). Functions, Limits and Continuity - Solved Problem Set III - Continuity and Intermediate Value Theorems - Problems related to Continuity, intermediate value theorem. 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What integration means, the integral and the integrand. Indefinite integrals, integrals of common functions.  Definite integration and properties of definite integrals; Integration by  substitution, integration by parts, the LIATE rule, Integral as the limit of a sum. Important forms encountered in integration. Integral Calculus - Solved Problems Set I - Basic examples of polynomials and trigonometric functions, area under curves - Examples and solved problems - elementary examples of integration involving trigonometric functions, polynomials; integration by parts; area under curves. Integral Calculus - Solved Problems Set II - More integrals, functions involving trigonometric and inverse trigonometric ratios - Examples and solved problems - integration by substitution, definite integrals, integration involving trigonometric and inverse trigonometric ratios. 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What a differential equation is; ordinary and partial differential equations; order and degree of a differential equation; linear and non linear differential equations; General, particular and singular solutions; Initial and boundary value problems; Linear independence and dependence; Homogeneous equations; First order differential equations; Characteristic and auxiliary equations. Introductory problems demonstrating these concepts. Introducing the concept of Integrating Factor (IF). Differential Equations - Solved Problems - Set II - D operator, auxillary equation, General Solution - Examples and solved problems - Solving linear differential equations, the D operator, auxiliary equations. Finding the general solution ( CF + PI ) Differential Equations - Solved Problems - Set III - More Differential Equations - More complex cases of differential equations. Differential Equations - Solved Problems - Set IV - Still more differential equations.