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The Derivative Song - Lyrics by Tom Lehrer


Lyrics

To "there'll be some changes made".

You take a function of x and you call it y,
Take any x-nought that you care to try,
You make a little change and call it delta x,
The corresponding change in y is what you find nex',
And then you take the quotient and now carefully
Send delta x to zero, and i think you'll see
That what the limit gives us, if our work all checks,
Is what we call dy/dx,
It's just dy/dx.