# Introduction to derivatives

11 videos
2 skills
Discover what magic we can derive when we take a derivative, which is the slope of the tangent line at any point on a curve.

### Derivative as slope of a tangent line

VIDEO 15:43 minutes
Understanding that the derivative is just the slope of a curve at a point (or the slope of the tangent line)

### Tangent slope as limiting value of secant slope example 1

VIDEO 5:25 minutes

### Tangent slope as limiting value of secant slope example 2

VIDEO 6:05 minutes

### Tangent slope as limiting value of secant slope example 3

VIDEO 3:46 minutes

### Tangent slope is limiting value of secant slope

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Calculating slope of tangent line using derivative definition

VIDEO 8:28 minutes
Calculus-Derivative: Finding the slope (or derivative) of a curve at a particular point.

### The derivative of f(x)=x^2 for any x

VIDEO 11:05 minutes
Calculus-Derivative: Finding the derivative of y=x^2

### Formal and alternate form of the derivative

VIDEO 4:53 minutes

### Formal and alternate form of the derivative for ln x

VIDEO 5:46 minutes

### Formal and alternate form of the derivative example 1

VIDEO 5:17 minutes

### The formal and alternate form of the derivative

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Calculus: Derivatives 1

VIDEO 9:24 minutes
Finding the slope of a tangent line to a curve (the derivative). Introduction to Calculus.

### Calculus: Derivatives 2

VIDEO 9:30 minutes
More intuition of what a derivative is. Using the derivative to find the slope at any point along f(x)=x^2