A tangent to the apex of a curve of a rollercoaster track
level of study Level 0, 1, 2, 3, Master's and PhD level
time taken to complete A single 2-hour session

Differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric expressions can be used for calculating rates of change, stationary points and their nature, or the gradient and equation of a tangent to a curve. In contrast to the abstract nature of the theory behind it, the practical technique of differentiation can be carried out by purely algebraic manipulations, using three basic derivatives, four rules of operation, and a knowledge of how to manipulate functions. 

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