## Ollie58 3 years ago Use the chain rule to find the derivative of the following function:

1. Ollie58

$f(x) = e ^{\cos(x ^{3)}}$

2. blockcolder

It's gonna get ugly, but I'll start things. For any function u(x), we have, using the chain rule: ${d \over dx}(e^u)=e^u {du \over dx}$. So in this case, u=cos(x^3). Now, use the chain rule again to find du/dx.

3. Zarkon

$\frac{d}{dx}[f(g(h(x)))]=f'(g(h(x)))g'(h(x))h'(x)$

4. exraven

$f(x) = e^{\cos \left( x^3 \right)}$$v = x^3$$u = \cos \left( x^3 \right)=\cos v$$f(x) = y = e^{u}$$f'(x) = \frac{dy}{du}\frac{du}{dv}\frac{dv}{dx}$$f'(x) = \frac{d}{du}\left( e^u \right)\frac{d}{dv}\left( \cos v \right)\frac{d}{dx}\left( x^3 \right)$

5. Chlorophyll

( e^u ) ' = u' * e^u = ( cos x³ )' * e^ ( cosx³) = -3x² sinx³ * e^ ( cosx³)

6. imagreencat

e^(cos(x^3)) Well, we shall take it one by one. If you look closely, the expression is a function within a function within a function. We can look at the outermost term to be an exponential function. We know that deriv of e^x = e^x still. But x in here is cos (x^3), so the derivative of the outermost is e^(cos(x^3)) still. Now the function inside the outermost function is cos (x^3). Since e is usually raised to just x, this function wherein x is also a function should also be differentiated. The derivative of cos (x^3) = -sin(x^3). Since we know that deriv of cos x = -sin x, where x in this case is x^3. Next, we have the third layer of functions (x^3). This is easily differentiated. It's actually 3x^2. This would have to be the end of the layers of functions since the derivative of x is just 1. We have everything and the last step is to just multiply everything. Therefore, the derivative of e^(cos(x^3)) using CR = e^(cos(x^3))(-sin(x^3))(3x^2).