Questions on the evaluation of derivatives or problems involving derivatives (for example, use of the mean value theorem).

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Understanding implicit differentiation with concepts like “function” and “lambda abstraction.”

In high school, we learned to reason like so: $$(*) \qquad \frac{d}{dx}(x^2+x) = \frac{d}{dx}(x^2)+\frac{d}{dx}(x) = 2x+1$$ Now that I know more, I can "reanalyze" this chain of reasoning using ...