# Find derivatives via first principle using W|A?

Posted 8 months ago
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 Hello,I'd like to know if it is possible to limit the step-by-step solution to solely first principle, and if so, how would I go about searching for it via Wolfram Alpha?Thank you in advance.
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Posted 8 months ago
 By first principles I suppose you mean the derivative rule theorems. Or do you mean the limit definition of the derivative? And if the limit, do you want the limit derived from the epsilon-delta definition or from the limit rule theorems? (All the possibilities seem like interesting exercises to automate.)
 In Mathematica deriv[funcofx_] := Limit[ ((funcofx /. x -> x + h) - funcofx)/h, h -> 0]