I know that the derivative of tanx is sec^2(x), but should I pull out the exponent and do [sec^2(x)]*[sec^2(x)]?
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Originally Posted by liberatedstorm I know that the derivative of tanx is sec^2(x), but should I pull out the exponent and do [sec^2(x)]*[sec^2(x)]? No. if you do that you would have to use the product rule, so you would have two terms. which could be factorized instead, think of it as and use the chain rule ...EDIT: which Moo described just before I posted!
Or product rule
Originally Posted by Moo Hello, The derivative for is Alright, so I just do and from there. Alrighty, thanks! n__n I always overlook the fact that isn't squaring the but rather the seriously, thanks you guys!
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