Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Introduction to Computing Derivatives - At A Glance:

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

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
back to top