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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a derivatives and differentiation unit of a standard business calculus course. Topics covered include:
- Defining derivatives
- Calculating derivatives using limits
- Representing derivatives by graphing
- Differentiating equations
- Using the quotient rule
- Differentiating factored polynomials using the product rule and expansion
1. Derivatives: The Formal Definition
The derivative defines calculus. In this lesson, learn how the derivative is related to the instantaneous rate of change with Super C, the cannonball man.
2. Using Limits to Calculate the Derivative
If you know the position of someone as a function of time, you can calculate the derivative -- the velocity of that person -- as a function of time as well. Use the definition of the derivative and your knowledge of limits to do just that in this lesson.
3. Derivatives: Graphical Representations
Take a graphical look at the definitive element of calculus: the derivative. The slope of a function is the derivative, as you will see in this lesson.
4. What It Means To Be 'Differentiable'
Lots of jets can go from zero to 300 mph quickly, but super-jets can do this instantaneously. In this lesson, learn what that means for differentiability.
5. When to Use the Quotient Rule for Differentiation
Lo D Hi minus Hi D Lo, all over the square of what's below! Learn the quotient rule chant for differentiating functions that take the form of fractions in this lesson.
6. Differentiating Factored Polynomials: Product Rule and Expansion
Most functions that we want to differentiate are complicated functions for which no single derivative rule will work. In this lesson, learn what happens to derivatives when you multiply functions together.
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Other chapters within the Business Calculus: Help & Review course
- Functions for Business Calculus
- Working with Limits in Business Calculus
- Calculating & Graphing Derivatives in Business Calculus
- Derivatives of Functions in Business Calculus
- Optimization in Business Calculus
- Logarithms in Business Calculus
- Integrals in Business Calculus
- Growth Models in Business Calculus
- Multi-Variable Calculus