After mastering the previous lesson, Calculus I: The Derivative, you will be pleased to know that we NEVER use that again to take a derivative. With a more complicated problem, that technique becomes extremely tedious, and excessively algebraic. It is something you need to know, because you will most likely be tested on it, but … Continue reading »

## Calculus I: The Derivative

Welcome to the first lesson on CalculusTricks.com! Things you need to know before we start the lesson Tangent Line – A straight line that just barely skims across the surface of a curve. Locally, it touches at exactly one point, but it might cross again at other parts of the graph. Secant Line – Another straight line … Continue reading »