Calculus Power Rule

What is Calculus Power Rule? In formula, it can be written like this:

PowerR

 

Note that the number a can be any number, negative, postive, a fraction, and even 0. But well if that's 0 the function will be just 1, a constant, meaning the derivative is just 0. If a is a fraction, for example 1/2, then a-1=-1/2, so on so forth. Let's do an example:

Find derivative of y1:

Solution: According to the formula above, we can get d/dx y1= 1 * y1-1 = 1 * y0 = 1*1=1

 

  • Subject : Math
  • Topic : Calculus
  • Posted By : Jason
  • Created on : 07-19-2012

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