# Rules and Explanations

Let’s dive into the world of calculus! Differentiation is a fundamental concept that allows us to study the rates of change and the slopes of curves. To make the process easier, mathematicians have developed a set of rules and techniques that simplify the process of calculating derivatives. In this section, we’ll explore the common differentiation rules together, providing clear explanations, illustrative examples, and proofs to help you understand and apply these rules effectively.