# Derivative as a Function

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As a pointwise limit, the derivative gives the slope of the tangent to the curve. Varying the point and plotting the tangent slope as a function of yields a new curve, the derivative as a function. It is possible to guess at a formula for the derivative from this curve.

Contributed by: Jim Brandt (March 2011)

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Published: March 7 2011