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Overview of: Derivative intuition

By estimating the instantaneous rate of change of a function at different points, one can sketch out the basic shape of the graph of the derivative. At any point, the height of the derivative gives the instantaneous rate of change of the function. Understanding the relationship between the graph of the function and the graph of a derivative is a good step toward understanding the meaning of the derivative.

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