Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 2 - Limits - 2.1 Limits, Rates of Change, and Tangent Lines - Preliminary Questions - Page 44: 5


Graph of atmospheric temperature as a function of altitude with units of $F^{\circ}/ft$ or $C^{\circ}/m$.

Work Step by Step

The rate of change of atmospheric temperature with respect to altitude is the slope of the line tangent to the graph of atmospheric temperature as a function of altitude. Possible units for this rate of change are $F^{\circ}/ft$ or $C^{\circ}/m$.
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