Unit 3: Rules for Finding Derivatives
Computing a derivative requires the computation of a limit. Because limit computations can be rather involved, we like to minimize the amount of work we have to do in practice. In this unit, we build up some rules for differentiation which will speed up our calculations of derivatives. In particular, you will see how to differentiate the sum, difference, product, quotient, and composition of two (or more) functions. You will also learn rules for differentiating power functions (including polynomial and root functions).
Completing this unit should take you approximately 12 hours.