Finding the Derivative of sec^2(x)


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Which of the following is the chain rule in symbolic form?

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1. If we think of the function h(x) = sec 2 x as a composition of functions f and g, so h(x) = f(g(x)), what is the function f(x) and what is the function g(x)?

2. What is the derivative of sec 2 x?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Being able to differentiate squared trig functions can be complex, and there is a lot of things to remember. Use the questions on this quiz/worksheet to assess your understanding of the processes used to differentiate squared trig functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your skills:

  • Identifying the chain rule in symbolic form
  • Findings functions of trig equations
  • Calculating derivatives and integrals

Skills Practiced

Other skills tested with this quiz/worksheets assessment include:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept trigonometry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about differentiating squared trig functions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about squared trig functions in a different light

Additional Learning

To improve your skills and knowledge regarding squared trig functions, complete the lesson Finding the Derivative sec^2(x). This lesson will cover topics of:

  • What the chain rule is
  • How the chain rule is used
  • Ways to check your work