First the product rule,Originally Posted by c_323_h
Thus,
Thus,
Thus,
Sigh...calculus is giving me a hard time...Trig was much easier. Anyone recommend a good calculus book to help me put things in perspective? Anyways, I need help with differentiating the following log functions:
1.
2.
thanks
The publishers that I love,Originally Posted by c_323_h
Prentice Hall and McGraw-Hill search their sites.
(The books are very expensive).
So you might be tempted to buy,
Calculus for Dummies or Schaum's Outline- I think these publishers are horrific and stay away from them.
textboooks! you're freakin psycho! just kidding...i was thinking more along the lines of "A Tour of the Calculus". i used the product rule but my answer wasn't the same as the answer in my book..hmm maybe the book is wrong or i didn't simplify it correctly.Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
Hello, c_323_h!
I tried something on #2
. . and found it can be simplified beyond all recognition . . .
Since , we have:
. .
Differentiate:
. .
Multiply top and bottom by
. .
Therefore: .
If that's what they did, no wonder your answer is different!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Let's see what they can do to #1 . . .
Then: .
Get a common denominator: .