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The '''derivative''' of a [[function]] is defined as the instantaneous [[rate]] of change of the function with respect to one of the [[variable]]s.
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The '''derivative''' of a [[function]] is defined as the instantaneous [[rate]] of change of the function with respect to one of the [[variable]]s.  Note that not every function has a derivative.
  
 
The following pages provide additional information on derivatives.
 
The following pages provide additional information on derivatives.
* [[Derivative/Notations | Notations]]
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* [[Derivative/Definition | Formal definition]] of the derivative and examples of applications
* [[Derivative/Mathematical definition | Mathematical definition]]
 
 
* [[Derivative/Formulas | Formulas]]
 
* [[Derivative/Formulas | Formulas]]
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Calculus]]
 
* [[Calculus]]
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* [[Differentiation Rules]]
 
* [[Integral]]
 
* [[Integral]]
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* [[Chain Rule]]
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[[Category:Calculus]]

Latest revision as of 18:26, 3 March 2010

The derivative of a function is defined as the instantaneous rate of change of the function with respect to one of the variables. Note that not every function has a derivative.

The following pages provide additional information on derivatives.

See also

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