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December 14th, 2012, 04:34 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2012 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Can anyone explain CHAIN RULE in Derivatives
The title says it all. I didn't understand the chain rule. Can somebody help me?

December 14th, 2012, 05:01 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Can anyone explain CHAIN RULE in Derivatives
Exactly what is it that you don't understand? The chain rule is applied to find the derivative of compositions of functions. 
December 14th, 2012, 05:14 AM  #3  
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December 14th, 2012, 08:39 AM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Can anyone explain CHAIN RULE in Derivatives 
December 14th, 2012, 09:29 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2011 Posts: 29 Thanks: 0  Re: Can anyone explain CHAIN RULE in Derivatives
Sometimes it helps to say to yourself "the derivative of y with respect to x" when using this Leibniz notation, and this will help you as you get more into substitution and so on. If you google "Leibniz notation," a video comes up explaining it perfectly in regards to the chain rule.

December 15th, 2012, 12:30 PM  #6  
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