Average rate of change of a trigonometric function
In this tutorial students learn how to evaluate the average rate of change of a trigonometric function over a specified interval.
Virginia Standards of Learning(SOL)
The student will investigate the derivative at a point on a curve. This will include
- a) finding the slope of a curve at a point, including points at which the tangent is vertical and points at which there are no tangents;
- b) using local linear approximation to find the slope of a tangent line to a curve at the point;
- c) defining instantaneous rate of change as the limit of average rate of change; and
- d) approximating rate of change from graphs and tables of values.