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Calculus: Derivative of the Square Root Function

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/825 for full video. http://www.mindbites.com/series/107 for a bundle of videos on Special Derivatives. For an even broader bundle of videos that cover Special Derivatives and Derivative Basics, check out http://www.mindbites.com/series/131 . To search for topic-specific help in our library of 600+ video products for Calculus, please refer to our Calculus category at: http://www.mindbites.com/category/23-calculus . To check out our full Calculus video course, with 250+ videos included, refer to: http://www.mindbites.com/series/227-calculus . In this lesson, we will calculate the derivative of the square root of x using the definition of the derivative. As part of this problem, we will go through how to calculate the instantaneous rate of change at a given point in time. Further, we'll examine how to use a position function to find the point in time when an object will be moving at a particular instantaneous rate of change (or velocity) by setting the derivative of the position function to that rate of speed and then solving for the variable. Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Calculus.
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