Thursday, January 2, 2014

High School Math Solutions – Derivative Calculator, the Basics

Differentiation is a method to calculate the rate of change (or the slope at a point on the graph); we will not differentiate using the definition which requires some tricky work with limits; but instead we will use derivative rules that are fairly easy to memorize. We’ll start with the basics:

Constant:  (c)’=0
Power rule:  (xⁿ)’=nx^(n-1)
Multiplication by constant:  (cf(x))’=c(f(x))’
Sum/difference rule:  (f±g)’=f’± g’

We are good to go.

Let’s start with an example, click here to see how it works

Here’s another example (click here):

Until next time,