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► Algebraically, the ► Geometrically as the slope of the tangent line to the graph of at ► Functionally as the instantaneous rate of change of at Definition Of A Derivative The derivative of a function at a point x=a, can be interpreted in several different ways:

Applications of Derivatives ► Finding the instantaneous velocity of an object at a precise moment in time ► Finding the instantaneous rate of change of a function ► Finding the slope of the tangent to the graph of a function * NOTE: the derivative symbol can be written as or or

Basic Derivative Formulas ► If, where n is a constant, then ► If, where c is a constant, then Power Rule Constant Rule Power Rule

If, then More basic derivative formulas Logarithm Rule Exponential Rule

Examples Solution: Following the Power Rule, we can now calculate the derivative. we can now calculate the derivative. Differentiate:

Examples (cont.) Solution: Following the Constant Rule, we can now calculate the derivative. Differentiate:

Examples (cont.) Solution: Following the Power Rule, we can now calculate the derivative. Differentiate:

Examples (cont.) Solution: Following the Logarithm Rule, we can now calculate the derivative. Differentiate: u = x u’ = 1

Examples (cont.) Solution: Following the Exponential Rule, we can now calculate the derivative. Differentiate:

Questions???

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