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Differentiate Each of the Following from First Principle:\[A^\Sqrt{X}\] - Mathematics

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Differentiate each of the following from first principle:

\[a^\sqrt{x}\]

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Solution

\[ \frac{d}{dx}\left( f(x) \right) = \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{f\left( x + h \right) - f\left( x \right)}{h}\]
\[\frac{d}{dx}\left( a^\sqrt{x} \right) = \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{a^\sqrt{x + h} - a^\sqrt{x}}{h}\]
\[ = \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{a^\sqrt{x} \left( a^\sqrt{x + h} - \sqrt{x} - 1 \right)}{\left( x + h \right) - \left( x \right)}\]
\[ = a^\sqrt{x} \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{\left( a^\sqrt{x + h} - \sqrt{x} - 1 \right)}{\left( \sqrt{x + h} \right)^2 - \left( \sqrt{x} \right)^2}\]
\[ = a^\sqrt{x} \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{\left( a^\sqrt{x + h} - \sqrt{x} - 1 \right)}{\left( \sqrt{x + h} - \sqrt{x} \right)\left( \sqrt{x + h} + \sqrt{x} \right)}\]
\[ = a^\sqrt{x} \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{\left( a^\sqrt{x + h} - \sqrt{x} - 1 \right)}{\left( \sqrt{x + h} - \sqrt{x} \right)} \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{1}{\left( \sqrt{x + h} + \sqrt{x} \right)}\]
\[ = a^\sqrt{x} \log_e a \frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}\]
\[ = \frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}} a^\sqrt{x} \log_e a\]
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Concept: The Concept of Derivative - Algebra of Derivative of Functions
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RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 30 Derivatives
Exercise 30.2 | Q 3.11 | Page 26

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