# Delta derivative

Let $\mathbb{T}$ be a time scale and let $f \colon \mathbb{T} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and let $t \in \mathbb{T}^{\kappa}$. We define the $\Delta$-derivative of $f$ at $t$ to be the number $f^{\Delta}(t)$ (if it exists) so that there exists a $\delta >0$ so that for all $s \in (t-\delta,t+\delta) \bigcap \mathbb{T}$, $$|[f(\sigma(t))-f(s)]-f^{\Delta}(t)[\sigma(t)-s]| \leq \epsilon |\sigma(t)-s|.$$ We sometimes use the notation $\dfrac{\Delta}{\Delta t} f(t)$ or $\dfrac{\Delta f}{\Delta t}$ for $f^{\Delta}(t)$.