The Derivative Function
In section 11.3, we learned how to find the derivative of a function at a specific point. In this section, we define and show how to find the derivative function f ′(x). Using this function, we can find the slope of the tangent line or the instantaneous rate of change at any x value.
Read in Section 11.4
- What is a derivative function?
- How do you calculate the derivative of a function from the definition?
- What are the derivatives of some basic functions (linear, polynomial, power, exponential, and logarithmic)?
Section 11.4 Workbook (PDF) – 9/4/19