The Derivative and the Tangent Line Problem. Lesson 3.1. Definition of Tan-gent. Tangent Definition. From geometry a line in the plane of a circle intersects in exactly one point We wish to enlarge on the idea to include tangency to any function, f(x). •. •.
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•Slope of Line Tangent to a Curve
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A derivative is a limit !
To actually find f(x), we need a specific point it contains