Chain rule of differentiation. Today I will talk about the chain rule of differentiation. Here it goes.

### Chain rule of differentiation

Suppose is a function of . And, is a function of .

This means . Again, .

And, my task is to find the value of .

Here I’ll use the chain rule to get the value of .

Thus it will be,

See also: Formulas for differentiation

There are two other rules in differentiation like product rule & quotient rule.

Also, I have already written on the differentiation of different kinds of functions like implicit functions, logarithmic functions and parametric functions.

Now I’ll give you some examples of the chain rule.

#### Some examples of chain rule of differentiation

Here are some examples of the chain rule.

Disclaimer: None of these examples is mine. I have chosen these from some book or books. The references are at the end of the post.

##### Example 1

According to Croft et al. (2000) “Use the chain rule to differentiate the following: .”

##### Solution

Here I have to differentiate the function .

So, I’ll give it a name first. Let’s say .

Also, I’ll bring a new function, say, . Now the function is

Therefore the function will be .

So, now I have two functions. One is

(1)

(2)

Thus I’ll use the chain rule of differentiation to get the value of .

First of all, I’ll differentiate equation (1) with respect to .

Thus I get

This gives

Now I’ll differentiate equation (2) with respect to .

Thus I get

This gives

So the value of will be

Thus I get

Now I’ll replacec with to get

Next I’ll simplify it a bit to get

Hence I can conclude that is the answer to this example.

Now I’ll go to the next example.

##### Example 2

According to Croft et al. (2000) “Differentiate … the following function: .”

##### Solution

Here I have to differentiate the function .

Also, I’ll bring a new function, say, . Now the function is

Therefore the function will be .

So, now I have two functions. One is

(3)

(4)

Thus I’ll use the chain rule to get the value of .

First of all, I’ll differentiate equation (3) with respect to .

Thus I get

This gives

Now I’ll differentiate equation (4) with respect to .

Thus I get

This gives

So the value of will be

Thus I get

Now I’ll replacec with to get

Hence I can conclude that is the answer to this example.

Now I’ll go to the next example.

##### Example 3

According to Croft et al. (2000) “Differentiate … the following function: .”

##### Solution

Here I have to differentiate the function .

Also, I’ll bring a new function, say, . Now the function is

Therefore the function will be .

So, now I have two functions. One is

(5)

(6)

Thus I’ll use the chain rule to get the value of .

First of all, I’ll differentiate equation (5) with respect to .

Thus I get

This gives

Now I’ll differentiate equation (6) with respect to .

Thus I get

This gives

So the value of will be

Thus I get

Now I’ll replacec with to get

Hence I can conclude that is the answer to this example.

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