1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mnemonic devices for derivatives

  1. Oct 19, 2004 #1
    Hi :smile: . Does anyone know of an easy way to remember:

    d/dx sin x = cos x
    d/dx cos x = -sin x
    d/dx tan x = (sec^2)x
    d/dx sec x = sec x tan x
    d/dx cot x = (-csc^2)x
    d/dx csc x = -csc x cot x

    ~Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 19, 2004 #2
    If you work with them ennough you will just memorize them anyway--- Also you could get all the other derivatives from just the quotient rule and the sin and cos properties.. so that might be the easiest way to do it.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2004 #3
    Yes, just study them with the "flash card" type of study method. Just cover up the answer with your finger, see if you get it right, do it over and over, and try to engrave them into your memory.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Mnemonic devices for derivatives
  1. Derivative of (Replies: 5)

  2. Impact Device (Replies: 5)

  3. Furnace device (Replies: 3)

Loading...