Applications of Derivatives: Apply knowledge about derivatives to find slopes of curves and the related tangent lines. Analyze and graph functions, finding where they are increasing or decreasing, their maximum and minimum points, their points of inflection, and their concavity. Solve optimization problems, find average and instantaneous rates of change (including velocities and accelerations), and model rates of change. Find slopes and equations of tangent lines, maximum and minimum points, and points of inflection. Solve optimization problems, and find rates of change.