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    derivative of arctan2x^1/2

    [QUOTE=Quacky;694202]Let's see.

    y = \sqrt{arctan2x}
    y^2 = arctan2x
    tany^2 = 2x
    \frac {dy}{dx} * sec^2y^2 tany^2 = 2

    How do I differentiate from here? I get \frac {dy}{dx} = \frac {1}{4x^3+x} as an answer
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    Re: derivative of arctan2x^1/2

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    Let's see.

    y = \sqrt{arctan2x}
    y^2 = arctan2x
    tany^2 = 2x
    \frac {dy}{dx} * sec^2y^2 tany^2 = 2

    How do I differentiate from here? I am lost because of the y^2
    Use implicit differentiation and the chain rule.

    The derivative of \tan(y^2) is 2y \sec^2(y^2) \cdot \dfrac{dy}{dx}
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    Re: derivative of arctan2x^1/2

    let u = 2x

    y = \left(\arctan{u}\right)^{1/2}

    y' = \frac{1}{2}\left(\arctan{u}\right)^{-1/2} \cdot \frac{u'}{1+u^2}
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    Re: derivative of arctan2x^1/2

    thanks, I got it now
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