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NOTES - Intro to Derivatives

NOTES - Intro to Derivatives

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Published by: Shannon Burton on May 16, 2012
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DEVELOPMENT
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tangent line - __________________________________________________________________ 
o
secant line - ___________________________________________________________________ 
o
remember: slope = _____________________ 
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slope of 
1
= ________________ slope of 
2
= _________________ slope of 
3
= __________________ 
 
DERIVATIVE AT A POINT
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derivative - ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ EX 1: Graph and then find the slope of the tangent line of f(x) = x
2
at the point (2, 4)
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EX 2: Graph and then find the derivative of f(x) =21
 x
at the point (1, 1)
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IN GENERAL:
SLOPE OF A TANGENT LINE AT A POINT:
 
EX 3: Graph and then find the slope of the tangent line of f(x) = 3x
2
+ x at the point (0, 0)
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DERIVATIVE AS A FUNCTION
EX 4: f(x) = x
2
, find f ’(x) using the definition.
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IN GENERAL:
SLOPE OF A TANGENT LINE
NOT
GIVEN A POINT:

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