 What is a Derivative? 
a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.
 A Brief Overview of Calculus
 I am required to take a calculus course, but I have no experience
with it. What should I concentrate on?
 Derivatives
 What is a derivative?
 Meaning of Derivative
 What's a plain English meaning of the derivative?
 An Introduction to Derivatives
 I need to find out about third derivatives for a project. Can
you give me some information, including uses, of derivatives?
 What is a Derivative?
 What is the concise definition of a derivative? How do we use
derivatives?
 What is the Purpose of Determining
a Derivative?
 What is the purpose of the derivative?
 Derivative of an Odd Function
 How do you show that the derivative of an odd function is even?
 Alternate Forms of the
Derivative Formula
 Why does f'(a) = limit as x approaches a of [f(x)f(a)]/(xa),
and how do you use this formula to find the derivative? I get
confused about when to plug in x for a or a for x.
