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Initial Value in Calculus: Definition, Method & Example

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Why do you need an initial condition in initial value problems?

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1. Given an initial condition of y(1)=4, what does this tell you?

2. The initial condition:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will ask you to understand information related to initial values and initial conditions. Some of the questions are math problems where you will need to use the initial value to find an original function. Other questions will ask you if a given statement is true or false.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Functions
  • Initial values
  • Derivatives
  • Initial conditions

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of initial conditions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about functions in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve initial value practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding derivatives and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Complete the quiz and peruse our partner lesson. The accompanying lesson Initial Value in Calculus: Definition, Method & Example will cover these objectives:

  • Defining initial conditions
  • Solving initial value problems
  • Relating initial conditions and initial values to integration
  • Integrating functions
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