# Differentiation from first principles resources

### Teach Yourself (4)

Differentiating sin(x) and cos(x) from first principles

After reading this text, and/or viewing the video tutorial on this topic,
you should be able to
differentiate the functions sin(x)and cos(x) from first principles.

Differentiation from first principles

After reading this text, and/or viewing
the video tutorial on this topic, you should be able to
understand the process involved in differentiating from first principles and
differentiate some simple functions from first principles.

Differentiation from first principles (powers of x)

This unit looks at some basic differentiation from first principles, and in particular how to differentiate powers of x.

Differentiation of the logarithm and exponential functions

In this unit the natural logarithm function and the exponential function are differentiated from first principles.