In this lecture you will learn the Equation of a Tangent Line in relation to Calculus. First, our instructor Professor Switkes will cover the Point Slope Form and how to derive the Equation of the Tangent Line before finishing the lecture with five video examples.
This amounts to
simply using the point-slope form for the equation of a line!
The slope is given
by the derivative evaluated at the appropriate x-value.
You can check your
results by graphing the original function and your tangent line!
Equation of a Tangent Line
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.