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2.2 Defining the Derivative of a Function and Using Derivative Notation

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Derivatives Defined

๐ŸŽฅWatch: AP Calculus AB/BC - The Limit Definition of a Derivative

Recall that a derivative represents the instantaneous rate of change at a single point on function, and is also represented by the slope of the tangent line at that point.ย ๐Ÿ“ˆ

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The derivative of 3x^2 is always going to be 6x, but in a concrete form, we can establish the rate of change of a single point on the function by simply plugging in that x-value.ย ๐Ÿค“

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