Exploring Derivatives of Functions
- Dr. Doug Davis, 3D
Explore function derivatives with this applet. You can enter a function of in the entry box. Some functions to consider include
Enter any function.
- Show the first derivative. ( Uncheck 2nd Derivative )
- Is the blue curve increasing or decreasing where the derivative is negative?
- Do you notice anything about the function where the derivative crosses zero?
- Show the second derivative
- What can you say about the blue function where the second derivative is negative?