# Thread: Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

1. ## Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

K so here's the deal my final answer doesn't match up with my book's answer I get ((xcos)(sin)(sqrt(1+x^2)/sqrt(1+x^2)
the answer is the same except sin isn't there. Does any know what I might have done wrong I used the chain rule. Thanks

2. ## Re: Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

$\frac{d}{dx}\left[\sin\left(\sqrt{1+x^2}\right)\right] = \cos\left(\sqrt{1+x^2}\right)$ $\frac{d}{dx}\left(\sqrt{1+x^2}\right)$ $=\frac{\cos\left(\sqrt{1+x^2}\right)2x}{2\sqrt{1+x ^2}}$
$=\frac{x\cos\left(\sqrt{1+x^2}\right)}{\sqrt{1+x^2 }}$

3. ## Re: Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

Originally Posted by mathisfun26
K so here's the deal my final answer doesn't match up with my book's answer I get ((xcos)(sin)(sqrt(1+x^2)/sqrt(1+x^2)
the answer is the same except sin isn't there. Does any know what I might have done wrong I used the chain rule. Thanks

$\frac{x\cdot\cos(\sqrt{1+x^2})}{\sqrt{1+x^2}}$

4. ## Re: Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

My answer is that but with sin I'll post my scratch work in a bit

5. ## Re: Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

Originally Posted by mathisfun26
My answer is that but with sin I'll post my scratch work in a bit
But you must differentiate $\sin(u)$ to get $\cos(u)du.$

6. ## Re: Chain rule of Sin(sqrt(1+x^2)

Originally Posted by mathisfun26
My answer is that but with sin I'll post my scratch work in a bit
"That but with sin", or as you first posted it, "(sin)" makes no sense. Sine is a function and must be applied to some variable.