# Differentiation question

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#1
Hi,
How do I do this?

differentiate e^x^2
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4 weeks ago
#2
(Original post by amypops)
Hi,
How do I do this?

differentiate e^x^2
Chain rule.
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#3
(Original post by RDKGames)
Chain rule.
Can you please explain how because I am quite confused
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4 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by amypops)
Can you please explain how because I am quite confused
Your function is a composite one of the form

f(g(x))

with f(x) = e^x and g(x)=x^2

So use the chain rule with u=x^2 to obtain

y=e^u

dy/dx = dy/du * du/dx
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4 weeks ago
#5
(Original post by RDKGames)
Your function is a composite one of the form

f(g(x))

with f(x) = e^x and g(x)=x^2

So use the chain rule with u=x^2 to obtain

y=e^u

dy/dx = dy/du * du/dx
2x(e^x^2)
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4 weeks ago
#6
Essentially, differentiate the power and multiple that differentiation to the function
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