Calculation of Derivatives

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Lesson Description:

The power, product, reciprocal, and quotient rules for calculating derivatives.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the power rule?
  • What is the product rule?
  • What is the reciprocal rule?
  • What is the quotient rule?
  • What is the derivative of a constant function?
  • What is the derivative of the identity function, f(x) = x?
  • What is the derivative of the square root of x?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains and shows several examples of rules and properties for finding derivatives. The lesson also shows why these rules work and are true. Really slow and thorough explanations help make the product rule and quotient rule make more sense. Again in this video, the real strength is all of the examples, which really help solidify the ideas.