id: 05878481
dt: j
an: 2011c.00673
au: Sprows, David
ti: Using the chain rule as the key link in deriving the general rules for
differentiation.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 21, No. 2, Special
Issue: a tribute to Brian J. Winkel, 189-192 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: I45
ut: derivatives; chain rule; power rule; product rule; quotient rule
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970903036361
ab: Summary: The standard approach to the general rules for differentiation is
to first derive the power, product, and quotient rules and then derive
the chain rule. In this short article we give an approach to these
rules which uses the chain rule as the main tool in deriving the power,
product, and quotient rules in a manner which is more student-friendly
than the standard approach.
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