Contents

3.1 Derivative Formulas for Powers and Polynomials

Derivative of a Constant Function

Derivative of a Linear Function

Derivative of a Constant Times a Function

Derivatives of Sums and Differences

3.2 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

The Derivatives of 2^{x} and 3^{x}

The Derivative of *a*^{x} and the Number *e*

The Derivative of a Composition of Functions

The Chain Rule for Functions Given by Formulas

Relative Rates and Logarithms..

3.4 The Product and Quotient Rules.

3.5 Derivatives of Periodic Functions

Establishing the Derivative Formulas

The derivative of a function at a point represents a slope and a rate of change. In Chapter 2, we learned how to estimate values of the derivative of a function given by a graph or by ...

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