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    One more quick derivative question

    What is derivative of Square root of 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redraider717 View Post
    What is derivative of Square root of 3?
    the derivative of any constant is zero
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    When I was teaching my classmates derivative back in highschool. I asked them what is the derivative of e, they were puzzled and said "is it 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 \sqrt{e}. And they say "well write it as e^{1/2} ... ".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    When I was teaching my classmates derivative back in highschool. I asked them what is the derivative of e, they were puzzled and said "is it 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 \sqrt{e}. And they say "well write it as 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
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