MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

558 views

What is a derivative?

A derivative is a mathematical description of how one quantity will change with respect to another. For example the 1st derivative of some function will give you the gradient of the tangent at every point on that function. In the context of mechancis say you had postion as a function of time the 1st derivative would give you the speed or velocity depending on how the function is specified. i.e velocity/speed is the rate of change of postion with respect to time.

Jonathon V. A Level Maths tutor, GCSE Maths tutor, 13 plus  Maths tut...

1 year ago

Answered by Jonathon, an A Level Maths tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

334 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£26 /hr

Tadas T.

Degree: MMathPhil Mathematics and Philosophy (Bachelors) - Oxford, St Anne's College University

Subjects offered:Maths, Further Mathematics + 3 more

Maths
Further Mathematics
.MAT.
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“University of Oxford Maths and Philosophy student happy to help students learn and stay motivated!”

£30 /hr

Mathew V.

Degree: Mathematics (Bachelors) - Warwick University

Subjects offered:Maths, Physics+ 1 more

Maths
Physics
Further Mathematics

“Hi there! I’m Mathew, a 3rd year undergraduate student of Mathematics at Warwick University. For A-Levels I studied Maths, Further Maths, Further Additional Maths and Physics. I also worked at a local tuition centre for 2 years prior ...”

£20 /hr

Mabast H.

Degree: Physics (Bachelors) - Imperial College London University

Subjects offered:Maths, Physics+ 3 more

Maths
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
-Personal Statements-

“Undergraduate Physicist with lots of experience in teaching in different fields and age groups, looking to instil a passion for learning into students.”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

Jonathon V.

Currently unavailable: for regular students

Degree: Maths & Physics (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered:Maths, Physics+ 1 more

Maths
Physics
Further Mathematics

“Hi I'm graduating this July with a 1st in Maths and Physics from Exeter University. I'm going to be starting my physics PhD in September and looking to do some tutoring alongside my postgraduate studies.  Having done my A levels no t...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Jonathon

How do I find the distance between two point in the plane?

What is a derivative?

Other A Level Maths questions

How do I multiply two matrices together?

Solve the following equation by completing the square: x^2 + 6x + 3 = 0.

M1: A stationary rock is dropped from a height of 30m above the ground. Calculate the time taken to reach the ground and its velocity as it hits the floor.

How do I find the area under a curve between two points?

View A Level Maths tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok