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A 45 page FREE e-book(pdf 1.275 MB) Pure Maths Part One 'Differential Calculus'.Divided into 11 sections viz. derivative formula, tangents & normals, maxima & minima, the Chain Rule, exponentials & logs, trigonometrical functions, the Product Rule, the Quotient Rule, parametric equations, implicit equations, differential equations.

A 45 page FREE e-book(pdf 1.275 MB) Pure Maths Part One 'Differential Calculus'.Divided into 11 sections viz. derivative formula, tangents & normals, maxima & minima, the Chain Rule, exponentials & logs, trigonometrical functions, the Product Rule, the Quotient Rule, parametric equations, implicit equations, differential equations.

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the derivative formula 3tangents & normals 7maxima & minima 10the Chain Rule 15exponentials & logs. 18trigonometrical functions 24the Product Rule 28The Quotient Rule 31parametric equations 35implicit equations 38differential equations 41

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The Derivative Formula

First PrinciplesTo find an expression for the gradient of the tangent at point P on a curve, we mustconsider lines passing through P and cutting the curve at points Q

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...etc.As Q approaches P so the gradient of the chord PQ approaches the gradient of the tangentat P.We can form an expression for the gradient at P by using this concept.We know from coordinate geometry that:

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