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chain rule [3 records]

Record 1 1999-05-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mathematics
DEF

A rule for differentiating a composition of functions.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mathématiques
Key term(s)
  • règle conjointe

Spanish

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Record 2 1996-11-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mathematics
DEF

Rule for taking derivative of composite function in which second function is taken as independent variable in differentiating first function.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mathématiques

Spanish

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Record 3 1994-06-23

English

Subject field(s)
  • Artificial Intelligence
CONT

The rule is called the chain rule for obvious reasons. We follow a chain of reasoning from A, through B to C.

CONT

... the two rules of inference most used in problem solving are modus ponens ("If A implies B and you know A, then infer B") and modus tollens ("If A implies B and you know not-B, then infer not-A")... Linking several applications of modus ponens together is sometimes called the "chain rule" because inferences are chained together in a sequence....

CONT

... a goal window was included in which a student was required to post the goal(s) she was working on before selecting operators. .... The chain rule is the proposed operator which, before it can be applied, needs two sub-goals to be satisfied....

French

Domaine(s)
  • Intelligence artificielle

Spanish

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