Differentiation of functions defined parametrically resources
A refresher booklet on Calculus (differentiation and integration)
Cwrs Gloywi Calcwlws
A Calculus Refresher. This booklet revises techniques in calculus (differentiation and integration). This is a welsh language version
This unit explains how to differentiate a function defined parametrically.
Computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University.
Instead of a function y(x) being defined explicitly in terms of the independent variable x, it is sometimes useful to define both x and y in terms of a third variable, t say, known as a parameter. In this unit we explain how such functions can be differentiated using a process known as parametric differentiation. (Mathtutor Video Tutorial) This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.