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Logarithmic Differentiation: Two Wrongs Make a Right

by Noah Samuel Brannen (Sonoma State University) and Ben Ford (Sonoma State University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 2004

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Differentiation
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

Differentiate \(f(x)^{g(x)}\) first as if \(g\) was a constant, then as if \(f\) was a constant. Presto!

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: Calculation Rules
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