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Aspects of math that are often over-formulated on curriculum

  1. Jan 16, 2017 #1

    I think sometimes curriculum contains to many formulae.
    E.g in calculus why is there a need for the quotient rule when there is the product rule

    Does anyone agree?
    Any examples for undergrad too anyone can think of?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 16, 2017 #2
    The quotient rule is a very useful one. I still use it a lot. It's much easier than to derive it from the product rule from scratch. So it's a useful formula to know.
  4. Jan 16, 2017 #3
    but you can just put it as to the power of -1?
  5. Jan 16, 2017 #4
    Yeah sure, I know you can. I still find it useful as a separate formula so I don't have to do that all the time.
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