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Find $ f'(a) $.

$ f(x) = 3x^2 - 4x + 1 $

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Daniel Jaimes

Calculus 1 / AB

Chapter 2

Limits and Derivatives

Section 7

Derivatives and Rates of Change

Limits

Derivatives

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In mathematics, the limit of a function is the value that the function gets very close to as the input approaches some value. Thus, it is referred to as the function value or output value.

In mathematics, a derivative is a measure of how a function changes as its input changes. Loosely speaking, a derivative can be thought of as how much one quantity is changing in response to changes in some other quantity; for example, the derivative of the position of a moving object with respect to time is the object's velocity. The concept of a derivative developed as a way to measure the steepness of a curve; the concept was ultimately generalized and now "derivative" is often used to refer to the relationship between two variables, independent and dependent, and to various related notions, such as the differential.

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Okay in this problem we have F of X equals three X squared minus four X plus one. Uh Have prime of X. Taking the derivative of our function F. A bex the derivative of three X squared, while the derivative of X squared would be two times X to the first. Uh Such derivative of three X squared will be two times three X to the first or six X to the first or 6 6. So two times three X six X. And then we should attract one from that exponent. So it's X to the first, which we don't have to write to do and then bring down the subtraction. Sign. The derivative of four times X is just four and uh the derivative of a constant is zero. So we don't have to write plus zero. So here's F prime of X. Uh So if we want to find what is the derivative of F evaluated when X is a. We simply just plug a into the derivative function. So F prime of X is six times X minus four. F prime of a is six times a minus four.

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