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D1 Limit of a function

Learn how to find limits of functions.

D2 Gradients, tangents and derivatives

Learn how to find the gradient of a curve at a particular point and so find the tangent to the curve at the point.

D3 Differentiation from first principles

Learn how to take a derivative of a function using first principles.

D4 Rules for differentiation

What are the rules of differentiation and how do we use them? Differentiation using common established rules (not needing to use first principles).

D5 The chain rule

Learn how to use the chain rule to take derivatives of composite functions.

D6 The product rule

Learn how to differentiate a function that comprises one function multiplied by another function.

D7 The quotient rule

Learn how to differentiate a function that comprises one function divided by another function.

D8 Maxima and minima

Learn how to find the maximum or minimum values of a function or graph.

Differentiation

Watch these videos on differentiation in mathematical functions to develop your maths skills in this area.