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Trigonometric Derivatives

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Before starting this lesson, you might need to review the trigonometric functions or look at the video below for a review of trigonometry. The videos will also explain how to obtain the sin derivative, cos derivative, tan derivative, sec derivative, csc derivative and cot derivative.

The following diagrams show the derivatives of trigonometric functions. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on how to to find the derivatives of trigonometric functions.

Trig Derivatives

Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions


Differentiate y = x2sinx


Using the Product Rule and the sin derivative, we have




Using the Quotient Rule and the sec and tan derivative, we have

Trigonometry for Calculus Calculus: Derivatives of trigonometric functions

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