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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Hi, Please explain what exactly is Derevatives?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

anyone?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

a derivative is how a function changes as you change inputs... in calculus you usually deal with instantaneous change...very useful for physics

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

no prob

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Actually, that's not quite correct. A derivative is a measurement of the rate of change of a function (think of the slope of a line; that's a derivative).

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