Chain Rule for Derivatives, with Quotient Rule

Work on the chain gang. The 11th installment in a series of 31 demonstrates how the chain rule and the quotient rule work together to find a derivative. Using a trigonometric function of a quotient involving exponentials as an example, the presenter calculates the derivative.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video in a flipped class to introduce using the chain rule with the quotient rule
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should know the derivative of trigonometric functions and exponential functions
  • Individuals need to know the quotient rule
Pros

  • Uses colors to highlight the inside and outside functions
  • Shows the steps in simplifying the expressions
Cons

  • None