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calculating derivatives


Posted by julie on September 26, 2001 5:18 PM

How can I design a spreadsheet that will calculate the derivative of the function over the domain of f(x)=x^3? Any help is great appreciated.


Posted by Qroozn on September 26, 2001 5:58 PM

so if x=3 than f(x)=1? is that what you want?


why dont you just change the value of a cell to
= a1/3... where a is there input for 'x'.

you can then format the cells around the = a1/3 so that it appears as

f(x)=x/3

do you just want one of these formula's on the page?