# 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.