Sine of square function

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This function is defined as the composite of the sine function and the square function. Explicitly, it is the function:

x \mapsto \sin(x^2)

Note that this is different from \sin^2, the sine-squared function. It also differs from the sine of sine function, obtained by composing the sine function with itself.


Here is a zoomed out graph for the domain restricted to [-5\sqrt{\pi},5\sqrt{\pi}]:



Using the chain rule for differentiation

WHAT WE USE: chain rule for differentiation, differentiation rule for power functions, sine function#Differentiation

We use the chain rule for differentiation viewing the function as the composite of the square function on the inside and the sine function on the outside:

\frac{d}{dx}[\sin(x^2)] = \frac{d(\sin(x^2))}{d(x^2)} \frac{d(x^2)}{dx} = (\cos(x^2))(2x) = 2x\cos(x^2)