# Month: November 2022

## Three Trigonometric Inequalities

(A new question of the week) We often solve basic trigonometric equations; but a recent set of questions dealt with challenging trigonometric inequalities, which bring with them a new set of issues. We’ll look at several of those here, which combine trig with polynomials, rational functions, and more. Each will illustrate something new to watch …

## One-Variable Equations in a Two-Variable World

(A new question of the week) This week we have a short discussion of a question that takes a basic concept one step further: How do you graph an equation on the plane, that contains only one variable? It’s a simple question when applied to linear equations, but takes on new dimensions when we generalize …

## Writing a Riemann Sum as an Integral

(A new question of the week) Riemann sums are used in defining the definite integral. But they can also be used in reverse: Sometimes you can be given the limit of a summation and asked to read it as a Riemann sum, and then turn it into an integral. Usually this is fairly straightforward; but …

## Fundamental Theorem of Calculus: a Tale of Two Parts

(A new question of the week) A recent question about the application of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus provided an opportunity to clarify what the theorem means in practice, and specifically how the two parts are and are not related. Misunderstandings like these are probably more common than many instructors realize! We’ll also glance at …