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    Differentiate a function using composite rule

    How can I do this differentiation to this function ?

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f(x) = e^{cos(x)+sin(x)}<br />


    Thank you very much!
    Last edited by mr fantastic; May 25th 2009 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Fixed the latex: ^{...}, NOT ^(...)
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    Use the chain rule with u=\cos x +\sin x and f(u(x))=e^{u(x)}

    \frac{df}{dx}=\frac{df}{du}\frac{du}{dx}
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    If you're doing the OU course MST121 the answer is explained in book C2. I will find the page when at home.
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