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# How do you take the derivative of a trig function?

Updated: 10/25/2022

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Trig functions have their own special derivatives that you will have to memorize.

For instance:

the derivative of sinx is cosx.

The derivative of cosx is -sinx

The derivative of tanx is sec2x

The derivative of cscx is -cscxcotx

The derivative of secx is secxtanx

The derivative of cotx is -csc2x

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