In English we use words like my/mine, your/yours, his/her, our, their, and others. These are called possessives. What are these words in Italian, and how do we use them? Let's find out!
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Although James Polk was a strong figure in the oval office, he will always be remembered for that sweet, sweet hairstyle. Business in the front, party in the back. But lest we overlook his actual political accomplishments, let's dig a little deeper into h...

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Although James Polk was a strong figure in the oval office, he will always be remembered for that sweet, sweet hairstyle. Business in the front, party in the back. But lest we overlook his actual political accomplishments, let's dig a little deeper into h...

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What good is calculus anyway, what does it have to do with the real world?! Well, a lot, actually. Optimization is a perfect example! If you want to figure out how to maximize your profits or minimize your costs, or if you want to maximize an area or mini...

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What good is calculus anyway, what does it have to do with the real world?! Well, a lot, actually. Optimization is a perfect example! If you want to figure out how to maximize your profits or minimize your costs, or if you want to maximize an area or mini...

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Three irregular verbs down for the first conjugation, and just one more to go! Let's conjugate "fare", which means to do, and learn how to use it. This one has many uses in Italian that will seem strange to English speakers, so we definitely have to go ov...

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Many of you have caught a glimpse of the tattoo on my left forearm and been perplexed as to what it might be. So many people have asked about it, that I decided to make a clip about it! And not just about that tattoo, but my other one on my right bicep as...

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Many of you have caught a glimpse of the tattoo on my left forearm and been perplexed as to what it might be. So many people have asked about it, that I decided to make a clip about it! And not just about that tattoo, but my other one on my right bicep as...

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We know how to graph functions, and we know how to take derivatives, so let's graph some derivatives! Many students find that this hurts their brain, but it's just about practice! Remember that the value of a function and the rate of change of that functi...

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We know how to graph functions, and we know how to take derivatives, so let's graph some derivatives! Many students find that this hurts their brain, but it's just about practice! Remember that the value of a function and the rate of change of that functi...

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You've been dreading this for a long time, but there's no getting around it! Once we wrap up algebra and trigonometry, it's time to start learning calculus. Don't worry, it's not as bad as you've heard! We just have to learn a couple of new operations and...

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The first operation in calculus that we have to understand is differentiation. So what is it, exactly? Well there are a couple of ways of looking at it. The first one involves finding the equation of a tangent line for some point on a curve. We can't do t...

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With andare and stare completed, that's two irregular verbs down and two more to go for the first conjugation! The third will be "dare", which means to give. This will be used in the normal way that we would use it in English, but also in a number of othe...

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What else is differentiation good for? Well if we are looking at the graph of a function, differentiation makes it super easy to find where any local maxima and minima occur. This act in itself has many applications, but before we learn those, let's just ...

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What else is differentiation good for? Well if we are looking at the graph of a function, differentiation makes it super easy to find where any local maxima and minima occur. This act in itself has many applications, but before we learn those, let's just ...

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We learned how to conjugate "andare", so let's move on to the next irregular verb from the first conjugation, "stare". This one can be confusing, because it means "to be", but in a different way that "essere" means "to be". The former refers to temporary ...

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Now that we understand differentiation, it's time to learn about all the amazing things we can do with it! First up is related rates. Sometimes the rates at which two parameters change are related to one another by some equation. With our newfound underst...

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Now that we understand differentiation, it's time to learn about all the amazing things we can do with it! First up is related rates. Sometimes the rates at which two parameters change are related to one another by some equation. With our newfound underst...

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Now that we understand differentiation, it's time to learn about all the amazing things we can do with it! First up is related rates. Sometimes the rates at which two parameters change are related to one another by some equation. With our newfound underst...

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When we take the derivative of a function, we get another function. So what's to stop of us from taking the derivative of that function? Nothing! If we take the derivative of a derivative, we get the second derivative. And it doesn't stop there. This soun...

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When we take the derivative of a function, we get another function. So what's to stop of us from taking the derivative of that function? Nothing! If we take the derivative of a derivative, we get the second derivative. And it doesn't stop there. This soun...

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When we take the derivative of a function, we get another function. So what's to stop of us from taking the derivative of that function? Nothing! If we take the derivative of a derivative, we get the second derivative. And it doesn't stop there. This soun...

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I know you were dreading this day, but we eventually have to start conjugating verbs! Don't worry, once you learn the pattern, you can apply it to any verb, so let's just get this out of the way so that we can start building lots of different sentences in...

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We are pretty good at taking derivatives now, but we usually take derivatives of functions that are in terms of a single variable. What if we have x's and y's in there? We need a new technique! It's called implicit differentiation, and it goes like this.
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We are pretty good at taking derivatives now, but we usually take derivatives of functions that are in terms of a single variable. What if we have x's and y's in there? We need a new technique! It's called implicit differentiation, and it goes like this.
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In English, we often want to convey the concepts of many, few, and too much. To achieve this in Italian, we have the words molto, poco, and troppo. Let's learn how to use them!
Script by Patrizia Farina, Professor of Italian at Western Connecticut State ...

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Let's learn how to differentiate just a few more special functions, those being logarithmic functions and exponential functions. These are a little funky, but there are some simple rules we can memorize!
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Let's learn how to differentiate just a few more special functions, those being logarithmic functions and exponential functions. These are a little funky, but there are some simple rules we can memorize!
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Let's learn how to differentiate just a few more special functions, those being logarithmic functions and exponential functions. These are a little funky, but there are some simple rules we can memorize!
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Even if you've only heard a handful of Italian words, you've probably heard "bello". Italians exclaim this all the time, when they want to say something is beautiful. Bello! Bellissimo! But there is some grammar we need to go over regarding this word befo...

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Now we know how to take derivatives of polynomials, trig functions, as well as simple products and quotients thereof. But things get trickier than this! We may want to take the derivative of a composite function, where some function is operating on some o...

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Now we know how to take derivatives of polynomials, trig functions, as well as simple products and quotients thereof. But things get trickier than this! We may want to take the derivative of a composite function, where some function is operating on some o...

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Italian food! Italian food is the best! Whether you are willing to admit it or not, this is the real reason you are here. You either want to go to Italy and eat all the food, or you want to order Italian food properly even in America or some other English...

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Now that we can take the derivative of polynomial functions, as well as products and quotients thereof, it's time to start looking at special functions, like trigonometric functions. How can we take the derivative of these if we can't use the power rule? ...

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Now that we can take the derivative of polynomial functions, as well as products and quotients thereof, it's time to start looking at special functions, like trigonometric functions. How can we take the derivative of these if we can't use the power rule? ...

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Now that we can take the derivative of polynomial functions, as well as products and quotients thereof, it's time to start looking at special functions, like trigonometric functions. How can we take the derivative of these if we can't use the power rule? ...

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The good thing about learning another language like Italian is that in learning all the grammar, we end up better understanding English grammar as well! Have you heard of a definite article before? Well you use them every day, considering that "the" is on...

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Now that we know where the power rule came from, let's practice using it to take derivatives of polynomials! Furthermore, when we have products and quotients of polynomials, we can take the derivative of these as well, but we need special rules. Let's lea...

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Now that we know where the power rule came from, let's practice using it to take derivatives of polynomials! Furthermore, when we have products and quotients of polynomials, we can take the derivative of these as well, but we need special rules. Let's lea...

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Now that we know where the power rule came from, let's practice using it to take derivatives of polynomials! Furthermore, when we have products and quotients of polynomials, we can take the derivative of these as well, but we need special rules. Let's lea...

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