In both cases we are finding a limit as a variable approaches 0. So, can some one give me a distinction. Thanks!

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- Apr 18th 2014, 02:28 PMsakonpure6What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?
In both cases we are finding a limit as a variable approaches 0. So, can some one give me a distinction. Thanks!

- Apr 18th 2014, 02:51 PMSlipEternalRe: What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?
Sure, all derivatives are defined as certain limits, but there are limits that are not the derivative for any function.

- Apr 18th 2014, 02:53 PMPlatoRe: What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?
- Apr 18th 2014, 03:04 PMsakonpure6Re: What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?
Ok here is what I really know. When evaluating a limir we are finding the corresponding y value of a function as x approaches a certain variable. On the other hand the derivative is evaluating the differnce quotient as h approaches 0 (which represents the slope of the tangent). So, am I correct?

- Apr 18th 2014, 03:17 PMShakarriRe: What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?