A Pre-Calculus Approach to Quadratic Derivatives
George Gao
Floor Location : S 236 N

This is a research project showing a way to find the derivative of quadratic equations without using calculus (no secant lines or limits). Material up to pre-calc 11 is sufficient. The Locus concept is discussed and used as a catalyst in the project, and is the only material outside the pre-calc 11 spectrum. In the end, the project discovers a unique way to generate parabolic paths.