Derivitives - 3.1 Photo by Vickie Kelly, 2003 Derivatives...

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3.1 Derivatives Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington Photo by Vickie Kelly, 2003
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( 29 f x “f prime x” or “the derivative of f with respect to x” y “y prime” dy dx “dee why dee ecks” or “the derivative of y with respect to x” df dx “dee eff dee ecks” or “the derivative of f with respect to x” ( 29 d f x dx “dee dee ecks uv eff uv ecks” or “the derivative of f of x” ( of of ) d dx f x
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dx does not mean d times x ! dy does not mean d times y !
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dy dx does not mean ! dy dx ÷ (except when it is convenient to think of it as division.) df dx does not mean ! df dx ÷ (except when it is convenient to think of it as division.)
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(except when it is convenient to treat it that way.) ( 29 d f x dx does not mean times ! d dx ( 29 f x
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In the future, all will become clear.
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y f x = ( 29 y f x = The derivative is the slope of the original function. The derivative is defined at the end points
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course PHYS 1320 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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