Course: Calculus I
Topic: Derivatives
Subtopic: Derivatives of Basic Functions


Now that we know how to find a derivative using the formal definition, let's look for an easier way! Today we learn to find derivatives of basic functions such as using the power rule to find the derivative of a polynomial function.


By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:


Terms you should be able to define: Newton notation, Leibniz notation, power rule, constant rule, constant multiple rule, sum rule, difference rule, higher-order derivative

Text Notes

Mini-Lectures and Examples

STUDY: Derivatives of Basic Functions

Supplemental Resources (optional)

Video: Differentiation Formulas, Selwyn Hollis's Video Calculus
and Higher Order Derivatives, Selwyn Hollis's Video Calculus

rev. 2020-10-10