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# What is differentiation?

Differentiation in math terms is the mathematical procedure oftaking the derivative of a function. A derivative of a function isa function that gives the slopes of the tangent… lines to each pointof the curve representative of the function on a graph. In aphysics perspective, the derivative of a function for distance isthe velocity, and the second derivative of distance or the firstderivative of velocity is the acceleration.The word differentiation refers to the action of differentiating ormaking a distinction between two things. ( Full Answer )