Derivative using the Limit Definition (Quadratic Example)  Summary and Q&A
TL;DR
This video explains how to find the derivative of a function using the limit process.
Key Insights
 π The derivative of a function can be calculated using the limit process and the formula f'(x) = (f(x + h)  f(x)) / h.
 βΊοΈ Memorizing the formula for expanding (x + h)^2 can simplify calculations.
 π Canceling out terms with opposite signs is crucial in simplifying the expression.
 π» Factoring out h from the numerator allows for the substitution of h with zero to find the derivative.
Transcript
hi everyone in this problem we're going to find the derivative of this function using the limit process so the formula for the derivative is the following so f prime of x is equal to the limit as h approaches 0 of f of x plus h minus f of x all divided by h so all we have to do in this problem is work this out and we should be good to go so this is... Read More
Questions & Answers
Q: What is the formula for finding the derivative using the limit process?
The formula is f'(x) = (f(x + h)  f(x)) / h, where f'(x) is the derivative of f(x).
Q: How do you replace x with x + h in the given function?
To replace x with x + h, you substitute x in the function with x + h. For example, x^2 becomes (x + h)^2.
Q: Why do some terms cancel out during the simplification process?
Terms cancel out because they have the same value but opposite signs, such as x^2 canceling out x^2.
Q: How do you find the derivative after simplification?
After simplifying and canceling out terms, you factor out h from the numerator and then replace h with zero to find the final derivative, which is 2x + 1.
Summary & Key Takeaways

The video explains the formula for finding the derivative using the limit process.

It uses a specific function, f(x) = x^2 + x  5, as an example.

The process involves replacing x with x + h, simplifying the expression, canceling out terms, and factoring out h to find the derivative.