Week 4: Differentiation

Calculus is used extensively in many contexts in your university course, so a familiarity with the basics will be very useful to you when it is taught in your lectures. Week 4 covers the principle of differentiation, standard derivatives and the Product, Quotient and Chain Rules.

Being able to use these rules with confidence will be very beneficial to you in your University course. Can you do the questions without having to look anything up?


How did you get on with the questions?

You can check your answers here with the worked solutions‌.

If you could confidently solve all the questions, you are ready for next week's topic.
If you had some issues with the questions, use the HELM workbooks below to revise the topics for this week.

HELM workbooks

You might like to do some extra practice. Use the HELM workbooks and interactive questions below to do as much practice as you like. Use your lboro login details and enrol with key 'HELM2020' to access the interactive questions.

Did you successfully work through the HELM workbooks?

If you feel confident with this week's topic after using the workbooks, you are ready for next week.

If you need further support, the additional resources below will be able to help you.

Once you are at Loughborough, you can also see a tutor in the Mathematics Learning Support Centre.

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