Meaning of a Derivative in Context

Understanding the meaning of a derivative in context.

Mapped to AP College Board # CHA-3.A, CHA-3.A.1, CHA-3.A.2, CHA-3.A.3

Interpret the meaning of a derivative in context. The derivative of a function can be interpreted as the instantaneous rate of change with respect to its independent variable. The derivative can be used to express information about rates of change in applied contexts. The unit for f ‘(x) is the unit for f divided by the unit for x.