# Thread: One more quick derivative question

1. ## One more quick derivative question

What is derivative of Square root of 3?

2. Originally Posted by redraider717
What is derivative of Square root of 3?
the derivative of any constant is zero

3. When I was teaching my classmates derivative back in highschool. I asked them what is the derivative of $\displaystyle e$, they were puzzled and said "is it $\displaystyle e$?". I total them "No", it is a number, and the derivative of a number is always zero. Then I ask them (immediately after that) what is the derivative of $\displaystyle \sqrt{e}$. And they say "well write it as $\displaystyle e^{1/2}$ ... ".

4. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
When I was teaching my classmates derivative back in highschool. I asked them what is the derivative of $\displaystyle e$, they were puzzled and said "is it $\displaystyle e$?". I total them "No", it is a number, and the derivative of a number is always zero. Then I ask them (immediately after that) what is the derivative of $\displaystyle \sqrt{e}$. And they say "well write it as $\displaystyle e^{1/2}$ ... ".
haha. i know what you mean. i encounter similar problems at the tutoring center. for some reason students always get confused when they see "e" or "ln" ... or logarithms in general for that matter