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The Derivative and Basic Differentiation

Topic Review on "Title":

Slope of the tangent at a Point:
As the slope of the tangent at a point

Definition of a Function:
The derivative of at is defined as: as long as the limit exists.

Definition of differentiability:
A function is differentiable at a point , if its derivative exists at

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"Title" Tutorial Summary :

The derivative is one of the most important principles in a Calculus course. This tutorial introduces the derivative, its properties and its operations that are needed in application problems such as the continuity and differentiability of functions.

The tangent line to a curve is discussed with the introduction of examples. The slope of the tangent at a point idea is discussed with graphs and the definition of the slope of the tangent. The derivative of a function is presented in many forms. The continuity and differentiability principles are presented with the concept of derivatives.

Tutorial Features:

Specific Tutorial Features:

  • Examples to illustrate the properties and applications of derivatives.
  • Animated diagrams to actually show the inverse relationship between a derivative and their applications.
  • Problem-solving techniques are used to work out and illustrate the example problems using step by step presentation.

Series Features:

  • Concept map showing inter-connections of new concepts in this tutorial and those previously introduced.
  • Definition slides introduce terms as they are needed.
  • Visual representation of concepts
  • Animated examples—worked out step by step
  • A concise summary is given at the conclusion of the tutorial.

"Title" Topic List:
Slope of a Tangent Line at a Point
Slopes of tangents
Definition of the slope of tangent
Definition of the derivative of a function
Continuity and Differentiability
Definition of continuity
Definition of differentiability
Derivative of an absolute value
Application of logarithms

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