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Gerhardinger, Joe
Toward a proof of the chain rule.
Ohio J. Sch. Math. 71, 2025 (2015).
2015
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
EN
I40
E50
differential calculus
composition of functions
derivatives
chain rule
proofs
Leibniz notation
functioncomposition version
Summary: The proof of the chain rule from calculus is usually omitted from a beginning calculus course. Six different rationales and motivations are presented here to help students understand some of the rule's details and the reason the rule is valid.