Harvard-MIT: Chain-Chain-Chain Rule (2009 Feb #2)

  • Published on Sep 3, 2018
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Comments • 23

  • Quahntasy - Animating Universe

    This is the easiest one you've done in a while.
    Is it possible if you can do a whole test and stream it or something? It would be interesting.

  • L borate
    L borate Year ago

    It’s the Aretha Franklin formula!

  • toonsee
    toonsee Year ago

    Was this a tribute to Aretha Franklin? Regardless, I love it! Thank you! #chainchainchainchainoffools

  • pikkupoika latexipuvussa

    Damn seriously I suck at calc and I solved this almost immediately after seeing the integral

  • ארד ארבל
    ארד ארבל Year ago

    You really HAVE to make a calendar with this problems of this kind for every day lol

  • etotheipi
    etotheipi Year ago +3

    Just letting you know, the title says that this is a HMMT November problem but the problem is HMMT February.
    Great video!

    • LetsSolveMathProblems
      LetsSolveMathProblems  Year ago +1

      Oops! You are absolutely right. I just fixed the title. Thank you so much for notifying me! =)

  • M Rizvi
    M Rizvi Year ago

    this was not that kind of integral to baffle seasoned practioners

  • selra
    selra Year ago

    This is like a nested function.just a nice trick.....👍👍😃😃

  • Snejpu
    Snejpu Year ago +2

    It would be pretty easy if the first term was cos(sin(sin(sinx)))). Then f(x)=sin(sin(sin(sinx)))).

    HARRIS LAM Year ago +3

    This one's cool!

  • cagsh bghhcvv
    cagsh bghhcvv Year ago +21

    This is the easiest one you've done in a while.

    • Sedeanimugamez
      Sedeanimugamez Year ago

      what secret if you finished calculus heck even calculus ab this shouldn't be any hard its logic using the fundamental theorem of calculus and chain rule, novel concepts there are really scary problems much scarier than this.

    • Sai Nikhil
      Sai Nikhil Year ago

      Or even so complicated that you don't even feel like looking at it after reading it once.

    • HelloItsMe
      HelloItsMe Year ago

      Only easy if you know the secret. Otherwise it can be quite hard

  • Novasix3
    Novasix3 Year ago +26

    Would it be possible for you to take a whole test like this, and show it to us ? I think it could be very interesting to see the whole reasoning behind the big test, if you have time/motivation of course

  • Kyro
    Kyro Year ago +7

    I think it's much easier to just think of the problem as a first order differential equation, integrate both sides with u-sub, and solve for C

    • LetsSolveMathProblems
      LetsSolveMathProblems  Year ago +3

      You may be right. I actually considered presenting the solution using u-substitution, but I decided that may be an unnecessary extra step for this particular problem, whose solution is quite easy to guess. However, some viewers may prefer the solution using substitution.

    • δτ
      δτ Year ago +3

      That is essentially exactly what he has done here, with sin(sin(sin(x))) = u and thus du = cos(sin(sin))*cos(sin(x))*cos(x) dx .
      He merely skipped the part of pointing out what u and du are and jumped forward to the primitive as it was sort of obvious, provided knowledge of the chain rule.

  • 21 savage
    21 savage Year ago +12

    Me: god please send me a sign!!

  • Hannah Winter
    Hannah Winter Year ago +24

    This is one of those "too good to be true" problems.