DifferentiationPractise the technique of differentiating polynomials and other functions with this self marking exercise. 
This is level 10: interpreting derivatives and second derivatives, maxima, minima and points of inflection. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.
You may use a scientific calculator but not a GDC for this exercise
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Before beginning these exercises make sure you understand Indices really well.
Level 1  Differentiate basic polynomials
Level 2  Differentiate polynomials including negative and fractional indices
Level 3  Calculations involving the gradient at the given point
Level 4  Finding tangents and normals
Level 5  Differentiate trigonometric functions
Level 6  Differentiate exponential and natural logarithm functions
Level 7  Differentiate using the chain rule
Level 8  Differentiate using the product rule
Level 9  Differentiate using the quotient rule
Level 10  Interpreting derivatives and second derivatives, maxima, minima and points of inflection.
Level 11  Differentiate simple functions parametrically
Exam Style questions are in the style of IB or Alevel exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.
Integration  Exercises on indefinite and definite integration of basic algebraic and trigonometric functions.
Please note that if \(y = f(x) = x^2\) then the first differential can be shown in any of the following ways:
$$\frac{dy}{dx} = 2x$$ $$y' = 2x$$ $$f'(x) = 2x$$
In the following rules, \(u\) and \(v\) are functions of \(x\).
if \(x\) and \(y\) are given in terms of a third variable, the parameter, which could be \(t\), then:
$$\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{dy}{dt} \div \frac{dx}{dt}$$There are many ways you could correctly type in the answers that have a number of terms. The software in this page should recognise most of the commonlyused formats but if you are convinced you have the correct answer but it is being shown as incorrect try typing the answer in a different format. As always, check with your teacher if you are unsure.
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