Posted by Michael Hughes at 10/11/2013 11:00:00 AM
Here is the answer key I promised you for the review to chapter 3.1 - 3.6.

Don't forget to look over the major topics of the sections:
• Derivatives as limits
• Derivatives as rates of change (position, velocity, and acceleration relations)
• Laws of Derivatives
• Product Rule
• Quotient Rule
• Chain Rule
• Trigonometric Derivatives and Special Derivatives

Study hard over the weekend, and if you have any questions please email or text me, and I will help you at my earliest convenience.

• # 3.1 Supplemental Assignment

Posted by Michael Hughes at 9/30/2013 10:00:00 AM
Okay, this will be the first post of the new school year.  You have an additional assignment over the material covered today in class.  The assignment is as follows:

Page 132: 23-29, 31

Remember, as we discussed today, the derivative is equal to the instantaneous rate of a function, which is equal to the slope of the tangent line at a point.  So f'(a), the derivative of a function at x=a, can also be seen as the slope of the line tangent to the function at x=a.  Use this fact to help you answer some of the problems in the book.  This mini assignment is due tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1.  If you have any questions, you may post them or bring them to me in the morning.