# What is the Leibniz rule?

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What is the Leibniz rule?

## History of Leibniz

Gottfried Leibniz was a mathematician from the middle 1600s to the early 1700s. He invented the Leibniz calculator in 1694, which is able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers. This calculator is able to develop answers by using a wheel system that operates on right angles that step in ordinance with the problem to compute the solution. In addition, Leibniz was a well-known philosopher of his time. He was able to combine mathematics and philosophy to develop important mathematical concepts and diplomatic principles that are still used to this day. Most notably, he developed the concept of calculus, which was under heavy scrutiny among other philosophers by being accused of plagiarism. Despite the accusations, some of the developments from Leibniz are world renown, including the Leibniz rule, used in many mathematical applications.

Leibniz's rule explains that if f and g are the same number of differential functions, then the product of those two will be the same as well. A...

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