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Chain rule

10 videos
4 skills
You can take the derivatives of f(x) and g(x), but what about f(g(x)) or g(f(x))? The chain rule gives us this ability. Because most complex and hairy functions can be thought of the composition of several simpler ones (ones that you can find derivatives of), you'll be able to take the derivative of almost any function after this tutorial. Just imagine.

Special derivatives quiz

See if you remember the five derivatives from the previous video.

Special derivatives


Chain rule introduction

VIDEO 5:07 minutes

Chain rule on two functions


Extreme derivative word problem (advanced)

VIDEO 23:13 minutes
A difficult but interesting derivative word problem