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Computing Derivatives

Computing Derivatives

Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

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

Here is a recap video of Pythagorean Theorem.

   

Here is a recap video on SOHCAHTOA.

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