Hi everyone, I'm just study Calculus about two weeks. Now I got some practice exercises, I already done all of them except those following few questions in the attachment. I've got no idea how to do those questions at all
Can anyone help me a bit? thank you so much(Bow)

Nov 10th 2012, 02:41 AM

chiro

Re: Some derivatives problems

Hey Carlos4662.

Guide us through your attempt so we can give you some specific feedback and pointers.

Hint: The first one involves a few applications so you need to use the chain rule twice, by doing d/dx f(g(u)) where u = h(x) and then using then using dg/dx = dg/du * du/dx.

Nov 10th 2012, 03:05 AM

Carlos4662

Re: Some derivatives problems

Thanks for your reply. For your hint, maybe I missed something at my lessons. I only know about the chain rule, the following steps that you mentioned I've totally no idea about them. Can you give me more hint or show me some examples? Thank you so much.

Nov 10th 2012, 10:20 AM

tom@ballooncalculus

Re: Some derivatives problems

The first is trying to force you to see how the chain rule potentially (kind of) iterates, or nests.

... is the chain rule. Straight continuous lines differentiate downwards (integrate up) with respect to the main variable (in this case x), and the straight dashed line similarly but with respect to the dashed balloon expression (the inner function of the composite which is subject to the chain rule).