# Introduction to derivatives

1 article

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

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5:25 minutes

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

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6:05 minutes

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

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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

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11:05 minutes

Calculus-Derivative: Finding the derivative of y=x^2

### Formal and alternate form of the derivative

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4:53 minutes

### Tangent lines and rates of change

ARTICLE

How tangent lines are a limit of secant lines, and where the derivative fits into all this.

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

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5:46 minutes

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

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5:17 minutes

### The formal and alternate form of the derivative

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Calculus: Derivatives 1

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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