Derivatives of Inverse Trig Functions - Arccot

Get two functions for the cost of one. The short video is the 16th in a series of 31 video on calculus topics. The presenter works through finding the derivative of a function involving two arccot functions. One of the functions requires the chain rule to find the derivative.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a flip book to help them remember the derivatives of the inverse trigonometric functions, including problems that involve the chain rule
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should already be familiar with derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions
  • The class should know how to apply the chain rule

  • Explains the derivatives while writing them
  • Uses color boxes to highlight the arguments of the inverse cotangent function

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