One of the main concepts studied in the field of differential calculus is based on the notion of change – specifically, how one quantity changes compared to another. Perhaps a more succinct version of this physical definition would be “rate of change.” Alternately, a geometric definition could simply be the slope of a curve at…

# Category: Calculus

## Logarithm Rules

In my previous post, I introduced the concept of logarithms to you. I explained how logarithms and exponents are connected, and then showed you a quick trick to help you remember how to convert between the two. Now in this post, I’m going to go a little bit deeper and explain a few rules of…

## What is a Derivative in Calculus

When you are introduced to the study of calculus in your math class, one of the first concepts you will deal with is derivatives. Derivatives do not sound like your typical math functions that you would be familiar with up this point, but they are a core component of calculus and you will work with…

## Logarithms Explained – What is a Logarithm?

Logarithms sound like very advanced math concepts, but they’re not really that much more difficult than many other mathematical concepts. The word “logarithm,” like the word “algorithm,” gives the impression of being a very complex topic. However, much like how an algorithm is nothing more complicated than a set of rules or processes to follow,…