## Derivative of Inverse Functions (a.k.a, How to Create Your Own Table of Derivatives)

Quick question. Are you currently (or have been) a student of **differential calculus** (a.k.a., Calculus I)? If so, maybe you can guess what is on that (potentially-cryptic*)* graph above?

What. Inverse functions of course! Just look at that beautiful shape and how well they correspond with each other!

(OK. Bonus point: can you guess *which* functions they are?)

Yep. There is definitely more than meet the eyes. Granted, **inverse functions** are studied even before a typical calculus course, but their *roles* and *utilities* in the **development of calculus** only start to become increasingly apparent, after the discovery of a certain formula — which related the derivative of an inverse function to its original function. And guess what? *That* — is the topic that we’ll be delving into in greater details today.

So… hang on tight there, as you are about to travel to the land of *exotically-strange functions* in a few seconds. 😉 More