Calculus I Project :
Discovering the Derivative of an Exponential Function

Anne Ludington Young
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Loyola College in Maryland
Baltimore MD 21210
E-mail: ayoung@mailgate.loyola.edu

ABSTRACT

Numerical estimates of the derivative of a^x are plotted. Exponential curve fitting techniques yield the algebraic formula. This basic project leads to extra credit problems.


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