CALCULUS Understanding Its Concepts and Methods

Power rule

The power rule says that the derivative of
*x ^{n}*
is

The generalized power rule says that the
derivative of
(*f*(*x*))^{n}
is
*n f'*(*x*) (*f*(*x*))^{n}^{-1}.

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