Communicating and Connecting What We Know About the Derivative of a Function

Equation
Given the function:

Graph

f(x) = 3x2 – 1
Use the definition of derivative to determine f’(x).

f’(x) =

Table
x -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 f(x) f’(x) 1.

Analysis
Determine the average rate of change (ARoC) of f(x) over the interval [0, 2].

2. Graph f’(x) on the axes above. 3. Determine the slope of f(x) at x = 2.

4. Determine the equation of the tangent line of f(x) at x = 2.

5. Determine the equation of the normal line of f(x) @ x = 2.

6. At what points, if any, are the tangents to the graph of f(x) horizontal?

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