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anonymous

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hello. i need help wrapping my mind around lower case delta in calc (limits and such) i just dont know what the numerical value of it mean or which on to use because there are 2 deltas right?

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  1. anonymous
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    \[\delta \]

  2. anonymous
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    The d with a squiggle, as in your last post, just means 'a little bit of...', whilst d (no squiggle) means 'an infinitely small bit of...' (or 'as d(squiggle)... approaches 0' (ie- gets infinitely small))

  3. anonymous
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    well i know that \[\epsilon\] is how accurate you want to be but im not sure what the delta signifies

  4. anonymous
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    So if you travelled 20m in 5 seconds: \[\delta(metres)/\delta(seconds)= 20/5\] Delta basically means 'change in' (in this case, distance and time)

  5. anonymous
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    |dw:1328477080426:dw| zooming in to infinitely small on the triangle: |dw:1328477155733:dw|

  6. anonymous
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    *or zooming in to anywhere else on the line

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    i thought that was \[\Delta\]

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_(letter) Same thing.

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