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3 DIFFERENTIATION RULES

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Logarithmic Functions

DIFFERENTIATION RULES 3.6 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions In this section, we: use implicit differentiation to find the derivatives of the logarithmic functions and, in particular, the natural logarithmic function.

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An example of a logarithmic function is: y = loga x

DERIVATIVES OF LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS An example of a logarithmic function is: y = loga x An example of a natural logarithmic function is: y = ln x

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It can be proved that logarithmic functions are differentiable.

DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS It can be proved that logarithmic functions are differentiable. This is certainly plausible from their graphs.

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DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS

Formula 1—Proof Let y = loga x. Then, ay = x. Differentiating this equation implicitly with respect to x, using Formula 5 in Section 3.4, we get: So,

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DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS

Formula 2 If we put a = e in Formula 1, then the factor on the right side becomes ln e = 1 and we get the formula for the derivative of the natural logarithmic function loge x = ln x.

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DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS

By comparing Formulas 1 and 2, we see one of the main reasons why natural logarithms (logarithms with base e) are used in calculus: The differentiation formula is simplest when a = e because ln e = 1.

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Differentiate y = ln(x3 + 1).

DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS Example 1 Differentiate y = ln(x3 + 1). To use the Chain Rule, we let u = x3 + 1. Then y = ln u. So,

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DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS

Formula 3 In general, if we combine Formula 2 with the Chain Rule, as in Example 1, we get:

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Find . Using Formula 3, we have: DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS

Example 2 Find Using Formula 3, we have:

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Differentiate . DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS Example 3

This time, the logarithm is the inner function. So, the Chain Rule gives:

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Differentiate f(x) = log10(2 + sin x).

DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS Example 4 Differentiate f(x) = log10(2 + sin x). Using Formula 1 with a = 10, we have:

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DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS

E. g. 5—Solution 1 Find

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E. g. 5—Solution 2 If we first simplify the given function using the laws of logarithms, then the differentiation becomes easier: This answer can be left as written. However, if we used a common denominator, it would give the same answer as in Solution 1.

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Find f ’(x) if f(x) = ln |x|.

DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS Example 6 Find f ’(x) if f(x) = ln |x|. Since it follows that Thus, f ’(x) = 1/x for all x ≠ 0.

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The result of Example 6 is worth remembering:

DERIVATIVES OF LOG FUNCTIONS Equation 4 The result of Example 6 is worth remembering:

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LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION

The calculation of derivatives of complicated functions involving products, quotients, or powers can often be simplified by taking logarithms. The method used in the following example is called logarithmic differentiation.

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LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION

Example 7 Differentiate We take logarithms of both sides of the equation and use the Laws of Logarithms to simplify:

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Differentiating implicitly with respect to x gives:

LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION Example 7 Differentiating implicitly with respect to x gives: Solving for dy / dx, we get:

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LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION

Example 7 Since we have an explicit expression for y, we can substitute and write:

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Differentiate implicitly with respect to x.

STEPS IN LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION Take natural logarithms of both sides of an equation y = f(x) and use the Laws of Logarithms to simplify. Differentiate implicitly with respect to x. Solve the resulting equation for y’.

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If f(x) < 0 for some values of x, then ln f(x) is not defined.

LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION If f(x) < 0 for some values of x, then ln f(x) is not defined. However, we can write |y| = |f(x)| and use Equation 4. We illustrate this procedure by proving the general version of the Power Rule—as promised in Section 3.1.

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If n is any real number and f(x) = xn, then

THE POWER RULE PROOF If n is any real number and f(x) = xn, then Let y = xn and use logarithmic differentiation: Thus, Hence,

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You should distinguish carefully between:

LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION You should distinguish carefully between: The Power Rule [(xn)’ = nxn-1], where the base is variable and the exponent is constant The rule for differentiating exponential functions [(ax)’ =ax ln a], where the base is constant and the exponent is variable

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In general, there are four cases for exponents and bases:

LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION In general, there are four cases for exponents and bases:

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Differentiate . Using logarithmic differentiation, we have:

E. g. 8—Solution 1 Differentiate Using logarithmic differentiation, we have:

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Another method is to write .

LOGARITHMIC DIFFERENTIATION E. g. 8—Solution 2 Another method is to write

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We have shown that, if f(x) = ln x, then f ’(x) = 1/x.

THE NUMBER e AS A LIMIT We have shown that, if f(x) = ln x, then f ’(x) = 1/x. Thus, f ’(1) = 1. Now, we use this fact to express the number e as a limit.

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From the definition of a derivative as a limit, we have:

THE NUMBER e AS A LIMIT From the definition of a derivative as a limit, we have:

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As f ’(1) = 1, we have THE NUMBER e AS A LIMIT Formula 5

Then, by Theorem 8 in Section 2.5 and the continuity of the exponential function, we have:

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THE NUMBER e AS A LIMIT Formula 5 is illustrated by the graph of the function y = (1 + x)1/x here and a table of values for small values of x.

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THE NUMBER e AS A LIMIT This illustrates the fact that, correct to seven decimal places, e ≈

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If we put n = 1/x in Formula 5, then n → ∞ as x → 0+.

THE NUMBER e AS A LIMIT Formula 6 If we put n = 1/x in Formula 5, then n → ∞ as x → 0+. So, an alternative expression for e is:

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