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    is there a difference between derivative of a function and derivative at a point?

    is there a difference between the derivative of a function and the derivative at a point? If so please explain to me what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_ View Post
    is there a difference between the derivative of a function and the derivative at a point? If so please explain to me what it is
    A derivative of a function is a function everywhere it exists. It is not a single value, but represents all possible values.

    A derivative of a single variable function, at a particular point, can be interpreted as the slope of the function at that point. It is a single value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow_ View Post
    is there a difference between the derivative of a function and the derivative at a point? If so please explain to me what it is
    The derivative of a function is a function. The derivative at a point is a numeric value.

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