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1. In calculus, the slope of a function at a point. It is found by taking the limit of (f(x + h) - f(x)) / ((x + h) - x) where h (also seen as delta x) approaches 0.

Notations for a derivative include dy/dx and f'(x) (f prime of x)

2. The mathematical incarnation of Satan Himself
1.
f(x) = 3x^3 - 4x^2 + 2x -6 //function
f'(x) = 9x^2 - 8x + 2 //first derivative
f''(x) = 18x - 8 //second derivative
f'''(x) = 18 //third derivative

2. Teacher: Today, we're going to do derivatives
Math book, as ceiling clouds over and turns red: MAY THE DEMONIC ARMIES OF HELL MARCH ACROSS YOUR MORTAL PLANE, CREATION CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION AND DRINKING THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT AND-
Math teacher: Change of plans! We're going to rock out to Zeppelin and have a LAN party on the school's sweet new laptops for the next hour!
Students: Hooray!
by March 28, 2004
Calculus, which was discovered by Newton and Liebniz, nothwithstanding all credit being given to Newton, is one of the most beautiful forms of intellectual material. Calculus requires and emphasizes the development of new methods of thinking, and therefore it is not for the weak minded. Calculus has many practical applications including molecular and ecological biology, physics, engineering, social and political sciences, and business. After completing a very involved and thought-provoking problem involving differential equations or integrals, one might feel a certain "high."
Dude 1: "Yo man I got some bomb-ass shit that will fuck you up. Let's go blaze."
Dude 2: "Nah dude I got this problem for calc homework that involves differential equations and slope fields, and if I figure it out, my high will be stronger than the high off the strongest chronic"
by December 17, 2004
the lesbian sister of biology
Chris: Dad, can you help me with my math homework?
Peter: Math. Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.
by February 07, 2004
1. In calculus, the slope of a function at a point. It is found by taking the limit of (f(x + h) - f(x)) / ((x + h) - x) where h (also seen as delta x) approaches 0.

Notations for a derivative include dy/dx and f'(x) (f prime of x)

2. The mathematical incarnation of Satan Himself
1.
f(x) = 3x^3 - 4x^2 + 2x -6 //function
f'(x) = 9x^2 - 8x + 2 //first derivative
f''(x) = 18x - 8 //second derivative
f'''(x) = 18 //third derivative

2. Teacher: Today, we're going to do derivatives
Math book, as ceiling clouds over and turns red: MAY THE DEMONIC ARMIES OF HELL MARCH ACROSS YOUR MORTAL PLANE, CREATION CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION AND DRINKING THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT AND-
Math teacher: Change of plans! We're going to rock out to Zeppelin and have a LAN party on the school's sweet new laptops for the next hour!
Students: Hooray!
by March 28, 2004
(FINANCE) a financial derivative that entitles the owner to buy a fixed amount of X for a fixed price (the strike price) by a specific date in the future. If this is an equity derivative, X is referred to as the underlying stock.

A call option allows one to reap profits from an increase in price of a traded item without actually buying the asset itself. Since it is an option, one is not compelled to exercise it if it not advantageous to do so; however, the party that initially issued the option (i.e., the one who "wrote" the option) is legally obligated to honor the option.

When the strike price of a call option is more than the current market price of the asset (i.e., its "spot price"), then it has no intrinsic value and is "out of the money."
Buying a call option is one way to take a long position on the underlying asset.

Writing a call is a way to take a short position.
by April 15, 2010
(FINANCE) a tradable financial instrument that consists of a commitment to buy a fixed amount of X at a fixed price (known as a "strike price"). Put options are the opposite of a call option, in which ones to sell a fixed amount of X at strike.

Put options are useful to traders interested in covering risk. They guarantee a minimum price at which one can expect to sell one's holdings of X.

When the strike price of a put is less than the spot price, then it is "out of the money" and has no intrinsic value.
Buying put options is a way of shorting a stock; but it can also be used as a hedge against unpleasant surprises.
by April 14, 2010
The integral, or antiderivative, is the basis for integral calculus. It tells you the area under a curve, with the base of the area being the x-axis. Its symbol is what shows up when you press alt+b on the keyboard. It can also be written as d^-1y/dx^-1. The process of finding an integral is known as integration or antidifferentiation.
The antiderivative of sin x from x=0 to x=2<pi> is 2.
The antiderivative of sin x without boundaries is -cos x. (?sin x dx = -cos x)
by December 20, 2003
(FINANCE) market price of a traded stock, commodity, currency, or bond at a specific point in time. For example, right now it's 5 April 2010 08:10 (GMT), and the spot price of WTI crude is \$85.56/bbl. Spot price is the price at a specified time on a specific market.
The value of a derivative is determined by the relationship of its strike price to its spot price.
by April 05, 2010
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