differentiation basics - Notes

IB Mathematics HL & SL: differentiation basics - Notes

A very important early concept in the study of differential calculus is the rate of change of a function. Students are very familiar with this idea in the context of a linear function - that is, the slope (or gradient) of a line. But the rate of change (slope) of a linear function is constant. It"s critical to get students thinking about how to describe the slope of a function that is not linear. Since the slope is changing...


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