MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

368 views

How do I use the chain rule for differentiation?

The chain rule is used when we have a function in the form f(g(x)).

For example sin(x^3). [In this case, f(x) = sin(x) and g(x) = x^3]

The chain rule says that the derivative of f(g(x)) is g'(x)*f'(g(x)). 

For our example:

g'(x) = 3x^2 and f'(x) = cos(x). So the derivative will be 3x^2*cos(x^3).

Tom K.

9 months ago

Answered by Tom, an A Level Maths tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

323 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Vlad B.

Degree: Mathematics (Masters) - Bath University

Subjects offered:Maths, Further Mathematics

Maths
Further Mathematics

“Hi! I am studying Mathematics at Bath University and I am passionate about teaching, and learning mathematics.”

MyTutor guarantee

|  1 completed tutorial

£26 /hr

Priya L.

Degree: Economics (Bachelors) - Warwick University

Subjects offered:Maths, Further Mathematics + 1 more

Maths
Further Mathematics
Economics

“My goal is to elevate the confidence of students by ensuring they truly understand Maths at GCSE and A Level”

£26 /hr

Prina S.

Degree: Environmental Geoscience (Masters) - Bristol University

Subjects offered:Maths, Physics+ 2 more

Maths
Physics
Geography
Biology

“Hello there! My name is Prina and I love studying and tutoring maths and science. Check out my profile for how I teach and previous students' feedback!”

About the author

£20 /hr

Tom K.

Degree: MMath Mathematics (Masters) - Durham University

Subjects offered:Maths

Maths

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other A Level Maths questions

What does differentiation actually mean?

Why does d/dx (tan(x)) = sec^2(x)?

Find the set of values for which x^2 - 7x - 18 >0

What is the point of differentiation?

View A Level Maths tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok