THE LUNAR LANDER - ASCENDING FROM THE MOON
Application of Differentiation - Related Rates
In this exploration activity, students will use the application of differentiation – related rates, to solve problems pertaining to the ascent portion of the Lunar Lander.
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- use the chain rule to find the rates of change of two or more variables that are changing with respect to time; and
- investigate the relationship between the angle of elevation, the rate of change in the angle of elevation and time.