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Differentiation is a process that associates to a real-valued function f another function f , called the derivative of f. This process is local in the sense that the value of f at a point c depends only on the values of f in a small in- terval around c. The concept of differentiation originated from two classical problems:

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The geometric problem of determining a tangent at a point to a curve in the plane. The physical problem of determining the speed or the velocity of an object, such as a
• Spring '14
• ThomasW.Appelquist
• Calculus, Continuous function, Graph of a function

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