Leibniz Formula

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Leibniz Formula

 

a formula for the n th derivative of the product of two functions in terms of the derivatives of the factors:

The formula was reported by G. von Leibniz in a letter to Johann Bernoulli in 1695. The Leibniz formula facilitates the finding of derivatives of higher orders.

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