Math Insight

Overview of: Approximating a nonlinear function by a linear function

The slope of a secant is the average rate of change of a function over an interval. As the interval shrinks, the secant line approaches the tangent line. The slope of the tangent line is the instantaneous rate of change of a function at a particular point.

Points and due date summary

Total points: 3
Assigned: Sept. 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Due: Oct. 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Go to: Problem set: Approximating a nonlinear function by a linear function