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Session 1: Introduction to Derivatives

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Overview

This session provides a brief overview of Unit 1 and describes the derivative as the slope of a tangent line. It concludes by stating the main formula defining the derivative.

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Secants and Tangents

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Secant Approximation

Recitation Video

Definition of Derivative

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Graphing a Derivative Function

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