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Overview
level of study Level 0, 1, 2, 3, Master's and PhD level
time taken to complete A single 2-hour session

This workshop has now finished for this term. Please check back at the end of September for next term's dates.

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. Sessions will take place online.

Workshop One:

This workshop explores:  

  • Differentiation from first principles
  • Differentiating using the quotient rule
  • Differentiating using the chain rule
  • Differentiating using the product rule
  • Finding maximum and minimum values of functions