Learn what the Power Rule says and how to use it in various contexts.
Additional Resources:
Differentiation Identities
- Limit definitions of the derivative, Fundamental Theorem for Derivatives, and rules of derivatives
Questions answered by this video:
What is the Power Rule in Calculus?
What is the derivative of f(x) = a*x^n?
How do you find the derivative of a function using the power rule?
What is the derivative of 1/(2*sqrt(x)) or 1/2x^(-1/2)?
What is the derivative of f(x) = 3x^2 + 9x - 3?
What is the derivative of a constant?
If f(x) is a number, why is the derivative equal to 0?
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This lesson explains finding the derivative of functions using the power rule. This is one of the most basic and vital ideas for finding derivatives in Calculus. Some really great examples are done in this video.