Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Aspects of math that are often over-formulated on curriculum

  1. Jan 16, 2017 #1
    Hi,

    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

    micromass

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    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

    micromass

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    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.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Aspects of math that are often over-formulated on curriculum
Loading...