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    Help with derivation

    Hi.
    Can't seem to get this right. Can anyone please help me.

    Derivative of the function
    f(x)=xe^x^2
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    Quote Originally Posted by tholterla View Post
    Hi.
    Can't seem to get this right. Can anyone please help me.

    Derivative of the function
    f(x)=xe^x^2
    You'll need to use a combination of the product and chain rules.


    f(x) = x\,e^{x^2}


    f'(x) = x\,(e^{x^2})' + e^{x^2}\,(x)'

     = x(2x)(e^{x^2}) + e^{x^2}(1)

     = 2x^2\,e^{x^2} + e^{x^2}

     = e^{x^2}(2x^2 + 1)
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