Introduction to :

Finding derivatives of inverse trig functions will be similar to finding the derivative of ln x. Our main tool is the chain rule. We also need some background information:

  • the fact that composing inverse functions gets us back where we started.
      
  • the Pythagorean Theorem
      
  • SOHCAHTOA

Practice:

Example 1

Find the derivative of arcsin x.


Exercise 1

Find the derivative of the function. 

  • arccos x

Exercise 2

Find the derivative of the function.

  • arctan x

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