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# TheChainRule:DerivativesofCompositeFunctions July06,2015

2.4ChainRule: DerivativeofCompositeFunctions
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Goal:Findderivativesofcompositefunctions.
Examples:

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## 2.4ChainRule: DerivativeofCompositeFunctions, Background

F:dy/dx

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F:dy/dx

Howdoes6x2relateto(2x3+1)?

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2.4ChainRule: DerivativeofCompositeFunctions

## What makes this a composite function?

F:dy/dx

Theny=g(f(x))acompositefunction

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CanweusethePowerRuletoget

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CanwejustusethePowerRule

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fromprevious

## NO! Not alone.

NEED FACTOR:

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Usingonlythepowerrule,wearemissing
afactorof6x2.

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tootedioustoexpand

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Chain Rule

dy=dydu
dxdudx

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Hint:
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Outerfunctioniscubeofsomething:()3

Innerfunctionissineofsomething:sin

Innermostfunctionis
squareofsomething:()2

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2.4ChainRule: DerivativeofCompositeFunctions

Chain Rule

dy=dydu
dxdudx

y=f(u)=u 3
expandedchainrule:
u=g(v)=sinv
dy=dydudv
v=h(x)=x2 dxdudvdx

theny=f(g(h(x)))
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Chain Rule

dy=dydu
dxdudx
y=f(u)=u 3

u=g(v)=sinv
theny=f(g(h(x)))
v=h(x)=x2 expandedchainrule:

dy=dydudv
dxdudvdx

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## 2.4ChainRule: DerivativeofCompositeFunctions Chain Rule

dy=dydu
dxdudx

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ChainRule
If:
then

or

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oneoption:

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thenuseQuotientRule

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F:dy/dx

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2.3ProductandQuotientRulesofDifferentiation cofunctions

d(sinx)=cosx d(cosx)=sinx
dx dx

d(tanx)=sec2x d(cotx)=csc2x
dx dx

d(secx)=secxtanx d(cscx)=cscxcotx
dx dx

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d(sinu)=cosudu d(cosu)=sinudu
dxdx dxdx

d(tanu)=sec2udu d(cotu)=csc2udu
dxdx dxdx

d(secx)=secutanudu d(cscx)=cscucotudu
dxdx dxdx

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F:dy/dx

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F:dy/dx

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F:dy/dx

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Thiscompositefunctioniscomposedof
3nestedfunctions.

Therefore,theChainRulerequires3factors,
whereeachfactoristhederivativeofoneofthe
functionsinthecompositefunction.

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Thiscompositefunctioniscomposedof
3nestedfunctions.

Therefore,theChainRulerequires3factors,
whereeachfactoristhederivativeofoneofthe
functionsinthecompositefunction.

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