STEM Lessons for College Students

Definition of the Derivative

This calculus video tutorial provides a basic introduction into the definition of the derivative formula in the form of a difference quotient with limits. It explains how to find the derivative of a function using the limit process. This video contains plenty of examples and practice problems.

Here is a list of topics:
1. Derivative of x^2
2. Derivative of rational functions – 1/x
3. Derivative of radical functions – square root of x
4. Derivative of linear functions
5. Derivative of polynomial functions

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