find the gradient of the curve y=3x^4-2x²+5x-2 at the points (0,-2) and (1,4)

do i just differentiate once? its been years since ive done this, any help? cheers

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- Apr 14th 2012, 04:41 AMbobmarly12345find the gradient to the curve at these points
find the gradient of the curve y=3x^4-2x²+5x-2 at the points (0,-2) and (1,4)

do i just differentiate once? its been years since ive done this, any help? cheers - Apr 14th 2012, 05:35 AMearbothRe: find the gradient to the curve at these points
- Apr 14th 2012, 07:06 AMHallsofIvyRe: find the gradient to the curve at these points
But, again, why is this calculus problem posted under "Number Theory"?

- Apr 14th 2012, 11:09 PMhollywoodRe: find the gradient to the curve at these points
The term "gradient" is normally used for a function of at least two variables. For the single-variable case, we use "slope".

- Apr 15th 2012, 07:17 AMHallsofIvyRe: find the gradient to the curve at these points
- Apr 15th 2012, 09:55 PMhollywoodRe: find the gradient to the curve at these points
I wasn't aware of that. I'm actually surprised.

Thanks!!

- Hollywood