how do I use the chain rule to find the derivative of 2^(x^2)? help!
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Originally Posted by amma0913 how do I use the chain rule to find the derivative of 2^(x^2)? help! 1. Re-write your function: $\displaystyle f(x)=2^{x^2} = e^{x^2 \cdot \ln(2)}$ 2. Now differentiate the exponential function. $\displaystyle f'(x)= e^{x^2 \cdot \ln(2)} \cdot 2x \cdot \ln(2)$ 3. Simplify.
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