When the action is: Taking the derivative
what verb should be used?
I feel that deriving is not the correct word here. In my mind it's more a synonym of deducing. Am I right or has the word derive got the same meaning as differentiate? Or perhaps differentiate is not a proper English word...? If so, can anyone name a book or article where the writer(s) (preferably native English speaker(s)) use the word derive to mean differentiate? Or should we always stick to saying: "Take the derivative of..."?
Edit: So from what I can tell, the phrase: "Derive a method for differentiating this function and write down the resulting derivative.", can only have one meaning. XD