Questions on the evaluation of derivatives or problems involving derivatives (for example, use of the mean value theorem).
This tag is intended for questions on the evaluation of derivatives.
Derivative of a function has a very natural geometric and physical interpretation: it corresponds to slope of the tangent line and to instantaneous velocity. In applications, it usually describes the rate of change of a physical variable.
Basic techniques used for computing the derivative of a given function are:
It is useful to know the derivatives of elementary functions.