# What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?

• Apr 18th 2014, 02:28 PM
sakonpure6
What 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 PM
SlipEternal
Re: 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 PM
Plato
Re: What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?
Quote:

Originally Posted by sakonpure6
In both cases we are finding a limit as a variable approaches 0. So, can some one give me a distinction.

Where did you get that idea. If you really think that id correct, then you are in need of help that is far beyond what this forum is prepared to offer. We do no tutoring here.

You really do need the services of a live tutor.
• Apr 18th 2014, 03:04 PM
sakonpure6
Re: 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 PM
Shakarri
Re: What is the difference between a limit and a derivative?
Quote:

Originally Posted by sakonpure6
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?

You are correct that the derivative is an application of limits but as Slip said not all limits are derivatives