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    differentiation problem

    Is this right for the differential of e^secx

    secx e^secx?
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    Quote Originally Posted by offahengaway and chips View Post
    Is this right for the differential of e^secx

    secx e^secx?
    No, it should be:

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e^{\sec(x)}\frac{d}{dx}\sec(x)<br />

    I will leave you to finish it.

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    would that be e^sec(x).sec(x).tan(x)?
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    Yup. (As long as you mean e^{\sec x} \sec x \tan x and not e raised to all of the rest.)



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