American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Recurrence Formula for Computing the Derivative of Composition of Functions

A. A. Taani

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.792.794

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 10

Pages 792-794


A new recursion formula for computing the n-th derivative of the composition of two functions has been introduced in this contribution. The importance of this new formula is associated with its counterpart; Leibniz rule for finding the n-th derivative of the product of two functions. Furthermore the process of computing this formula has been presented in algorithmic format herein.


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