Relative extrema is a term used in calculus to describe points on the graph of a function where there are minimums and maximums. It can be visualized as representing the peaks and valleys on a line graph. More »

A quartic function graph shows the curve of a function in which the highest-degree term has x^4. Quartic graphs made from polynomials often have three extrema, two points of inflection and up to four x-intercepts. They c... More »

A tangent is a line that intersects a curve at only one point and does not pass through it, such that its slope is equal to the curve's slope at that point. To find a horizontal tangent, you must find a point at which th... More »

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The most common use for calculus is to predict the way in which a graph grows. The process uses two derivatives of differential calculus to make accurate estimations in regard to where specific points on graphs end up as... More »

The midpoint rule of calculus is a method for approximating the value of the area under the graph during numerical integration. This is one of several rules used for approximation during numerical integration. More »

In calculus, critical points or stationary points are any values of differentiable functions of complex or real variables whose derivative is 0, f(x0) = 0. In a differentiable function that has several real variables, cr... More »

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The instantaneous velocity in calculus is the first derivative of a function that expresses distance as a function of time. The instantaneous velocity is also depicted graphically as the slope of the tangent line at a sp... More »

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