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- MTW page 257 exercises 10.2 through 10.5 calling product rule as chain rule.

MTW p 257, exercises 10.2 through 10.5: These exercises are all dealing with this familiar property of derivatives ∇ (AB) = ∇A B + A ∇ B . I learned this was called the "product rule". I learned that d/dx f(y(x)) = df/dy dy/dx is called the "chain rule". MTW keeps calling what I learned as the "product rule" by the term "chain rule". I've Googled and such and all the hits use the terms in the way I expect. Why is MTW calling them differently? What am I not understanding?

Also, they do this in other places in the book also.

Thanks.

Also, they do this in other places in the book also.

Thanks.