The top table row starts with the label t and then the values 0.1, 0.01, 0.01 etc.

The second row will have the corresponding Distance (s) values calculated using the formula s = 5 - t^2

The final row will have the V values calculated using V = s / t

What you should observe is values of V getting closer and closer to a limit (the instantaneous velocity at the moment).

This process demonstrates the process known as differentiation from first principles.

Bob

Ok. I will work on creating the needed table.

]]>The second row will have the corresponding Distance (s) values calculated using the formula s = 5 - t^2

The final row will have the V values calculated using V = s / t

What you should observe is values of V getting closer and closer to a limit (the instantaneous velocity at the moment).

This process demonstrates the process known as differentiation from first principles.

Bob

]]>This approach is exactly how differential calculus is developed.

The table will have a row for distance, one for time taken and one for velocity using V = D/T

Bob

Can you be more specific? I need you to further explain.

]]>The table will have a row for distance, one for time taken and one for velocity using V = D/T

Bob

]]>t_0 = 1 by letting t first equal 0.1, then 0.01, and finally 0.001.

What limit does the velocity appear to be approaching?

Organize the results in a table.]]>