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There are **16** NRICH Mathematical resources connected to **Differentiation**, you may find related items under Calculus.

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### Quick Route

What is the quickest route across a ploughed field when your speed around the edge is greater?

Age 16 to 18

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### Loch Ness

Draw graphs of the sine and modulus functions and explain the humps.

Age 16 to 18

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### Slide

This function involves absolute values. To find the slope on the slide use different equations to define the function in different parts of its domain.

Age 16 to 18

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### Exponential Trend

Find all the turning points of y=x^{1/x} for x>0 and decide whether each is a maximum or minimum. Give a sketch of the graph.

Age 16 to 18

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### Bird-brained

How many eggs should a bird lay to maximise the number of chicks that will hatch? An introduction to optimisation.

Age 16 to 18

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### Turning to Calculus

Get started with calculus by exploring the connections between the sign of a curve and the sign of its gradient.

Age 16 to 18

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### Impedance Can Be Complex!

Put your complex numbers and calculus to the test with this impedance calculation.

Age 16 to 18

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### Ramping it Up

Look at the calculus behind the simple act of a car going over a step.

Age 16 to 18

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### Calculus Countdown

Can you hit the target functions using a set of input functions and a little calculus and algebra?

Age 16 to 18

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### Operating Machines

What functions can you make using the function machines RECIPROCAL and PRODUCT and the operator machines DIFF and INT?

Age 16 to 18

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### Integration Matcher

Can you match the charts of these functions to the charts of their integrals?

Age 16 to 18

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### Least of All

A point moves on a line segment. A function depends on the position of the point. Where do you expect the point to be for a minimum of this function to occur.

Age 16 to 18

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### Towards Maclaurin

Build series for the sine and cosine functions by adding one term at a time, alternately making the approximation too big then too small but getting ever closer.

Age 16 to 18

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### An Introduction to Differentiation

An article introducing the ideas of differentiation.

Age 14 to 18

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### Bend

What is the longest stick that can be carried horizontally along a narrow corridor and around a right-angled bend?

Age 16 to 18

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### Generally Geometric

Generalise the sum of a GP by using derivatives to make the coefficients into powers of the natural numbers.

Age 16 to 18

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