Drag the point to see how the slope of the line relates to the x
value of the point at which it’s tangent to the function. Can you figure out what the function is, based on the values of the x
coordinates? The slope of the line can also be represented in terms of x
; can you figure out what this representation is? This representation is the derivative of the entire function
, not just at a single point. This is called the derivative of the function, and can be notated by, for example, the derivative of F(x)
, although there are many other notations as well.