In this lesson, the focus is on understanding the sign of the derivative in relation to the increase or decrease of a function. Using a graph of a cubic function and its derivative, the instructor demonstrates how the sign of the derivative indicates the direction of the function's change. When the derivative is positive, the function is increasing, and when it is negative, the function is decreasing. This is an important concept to grasp and essential to mastering objective 1.11.
Given a Cartesian graph of a function be able to determine when the rate of change of that function is increasing and decreasing or has obtained an extrema.
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