Results 1 to 2 of 2

Math Help - derivative and gradient functions

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    57

    Exclamation derivative and gradient functions

    Help! can someone please explain what to do and what is meant by "use a limiting process"???
    Thank you so much!

    Use a limiting process to find the gradients of the curve at the point indicated:
    f(x)=x^3 at x=2
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor
    skeeter's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    From
    North Texas
    Posts
    12,135
    Thanks
    1013
    f'(2) = \lim_{x \to 2} \frac{x^3 - 2^3}{x-2}
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Directional Derivative and Gradient
    Posted in the Differential Geometry Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 29th 2009, 06:23 PM
  2. Directional Derivative and Gradient Help
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 11th 2009, 12:36 PM
  3. Gradient of functions
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 30th 2009, 08:15 PM
  4. Gradient and Directional Derivative
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 10th 2009, 12:27 PM
  5. [SOLVED] Derivative Vectors/Gradient
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 22nd 2008, 06:22 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum