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1 Computations of the Derivative: The Power Rule Sir Isaac Newton ( ) Gottfried Leibniz ( )

2 Find the Derivative of:

3 Whats going on???? Write your own rule! On your sheet of paper come up with a rule that can be used to derive polynomials.

4 Now try doing a lot with a Little!

5 AND More Fun-ctions to dErive!

6 Are you ready for a challenge? Do it any way!!!!

7 Rules: Theorem 3.1 –For any constant c, Theorem 3.2 Theorem 3.3 For any integer n > 0,

8 DRUM ROLL PLEASE….. Theorem 3.4 For any real number r, Enough, STOP THE DRUM ROLL!!!!!

9 Sum and Difference Rules If f(x) and g(x) are differentiable at x and c is any constant, then:

10 Examples: Suppose that the height of a skydiver t seconds after jumping from an airplane is given by f(t) = 225 – 20t – 16t 2 feet. Find the persons acceleration at time t. First compute the derivative of this function to find the velocity Second compute the derivative of this function to find the acceleration The speed in the downward direction increases 32 ft/s every second due to gravity.

11 Given f(x) = x 3 – 6x a) Find the equation of the tangent line to the curve at x = 1 b) Find all points where the curve has a horizontal tangent y = -9x + 5 X=0 and x = 4


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