The Derivative Function - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

By definition, the derivative is a function which is derived from another function. The definition of the derivative is usually only written for one point, but the function is defined for all points. Derivative functions of many kinds of functions can be found, including derivatives of linear, power, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

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The Derivative Function - Problem 1
Problem 1
How to use the definition of the derivative to find a formula for the derivative function.
The Derivative Function - Problem 2
Problem 2
How to use values of the derivative obtained by estimating slopes of tangent lines to sketch the graph of the derivative function.
The Derivative Function - Problem 3
Problem 3
How to approximate the derivative function numerically, and how to use this approximation to estimate zeros of the derivative.