Can somebody explain this to me?

Find:

where is an arbitrary function and

and

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- Oct 24th 2009, 03:02 PMbillymNot understanding these functions inside of functions...
Can somebody explain this to me?

Find:

where is an arbitrary function and

and - Oct 24th 2009, 03:56 PMadkinsjr

Since you indicate that you are having trouble with these kinds of derivatives in general, I think it would be best to just link you to this:

http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Class...ChainRule.aspx

Your example is a very basic one, so see if you can find the derivative after reading the tutorial. - Oct 24th 2009, 04:29 PMbillym
thanks! just what I needed.