Discover the derivative---what it is, how to compute it, and when to apply it in solving real world problems. Part 1 of 3.
Stephen Wang earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2006, where he specialized in geometry. He has earned teaching awards from both Chicago and Harvard University, and has also been a faculty member at Haverford College and Bucknell University before jumping on board the calculus team at MIT. In fall 2015 he will join the Rice University mathematics faculty.