# Ch 8: Calculating Derivatives and Derivative Rules

Watch video lessons on derivatives to learn polynomial equations, exponential equations, the chain rule, factored polynomials and more. Once you've completed a lesson, take the short quiz to test your understanding of the material.

## Calculus: Calculating Derivatives and Derivative Rules

Welcome to this lesson series on calculating derivatives and derivative rules. We've introduced the derivative as being the definitive element to calculus. In this video lesson series, you'll put the derivative to good use by exploring its significant role in calculus. But don't worry about too much confusion; we've got you covered with several relatable examples and quirky animations (like our trusty human cannonball, Super C) to help illustrate these concepts with ease.

Building on your knowledge of derivatives (how functions change as inputs change), you'll learn to use limits to calculate derivatives and learn the linear properties of derivatives. You'll also work outside in by using the chain rule to differentiate complex functions. You'll then see how tangent lines are related to derivatives and how you can 'divide and conquer' to calculate limits.

Additionally, you'll learn how to calculate the derivatives of trigonometric and implicit functions, as well as polynomial and exponential equations. You'll also get plenty of practice graphing these concepts, learn how to calculate higher-order derivatives and use the quotient rule for differentiation. You can test your knowledge of derivatives and derivative rules through short, multiple-choice quizzes, as well as a culminating chapter exam.

Sound like a lot to take in? Well, we won't go off on too many tangents. We want you to learn all you can about the definitive derivative!

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Calculating Derivatives and Derivative Rules
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