Math Analysis – Average rate of change of a trigonometric function

By | October 8, 2016

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)

SOL APC.6

The student will investigate the derivative at a point on a curve. This will include

  1. 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;
  2. b) using local linear approximation to find the slope of a tangent line to a curve at the point;
  3. c) defining instantaneous rate of change as the limit of average rate of change; and
  4. d) approximating rate of change from graphs and tables of values.