Implicit Differentiation – Find the Tangent Line
In this tutorial students will learn to use implicit differentiation to solve a tangent line problem. The student will create the tangent line equation at the point of tangency (1,0). The students will then use an online graphing calculator to verify their analytical results.
The student computes the expression for the slope by hand. Next the student will substitue in the (x,y) values from the point of tangency (1,0).
Tangent Line Equation
A special case of the chain rule used when a function cannot be written as a function of x.
Slope Intercept Form
y=mx+b Where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept.
Evaluating trigonometric functions
Factoring Moving terms while keeping an equation balanced Substitution Order of Operations