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)

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

Tangent lines and rates of change

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

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