How come dy/dx is ? Thanks.
Thanks Mark. I'm not too good at identifying double angle identities. I was unsure of my method due to the fact that I have a function of x squared. So I'm thinking: ''Is that the power rule or the chain rule?'' Never occured to me that when a function is squared, the function is chain rule and the 'squared' part is power rule. It was intuitive to me, but I didn't quite SEE it. Thanks for clarifying.
Prove It: although your guidance is usually of SUPERB quality, your description confuses me even more this time. You must be applying some identities in your calculations that I am not aware of (or I could be obtuse, sorry if I am).
lol. Thanks for clarifying. I see your point now. The thing is, I just completed trigonometry in school now (final test today. It went very well ) so it's not exactly second nature to me. These identities still have to seep in with time. I think I'm better at calculus than trigonometry, since 90% of my math knowledge is self-taught. But that, of course, means that I have a lot of gaps in my mathematical background!