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  1. Describe how the commands in the last set of Maple examples above illlustrate the definition of deriviative as the limit of the slope of a secant line.
  2. Find the derivatives of the following functions using Maple, both from the definition and using the D command.
  3. Determine the derivative of the function defined by

    for all values of x for which exists. Describe how you obtained your results.

Sean O Anderson
Wed Sep 13 09:46:20 EDT 1995