**Chain rule** — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Chain rule** — For other uses, see Chain rule (disambiguation). Topics in Calculus Fundamental theorem Limits of functions Continuity Mean value theorem Differential calculus Derivative Change of variables Implicit differentiation … Wikipedia

**Chain rule (disambiguation)** — Chain rule may refer to: Chain rule in calculus: Cyclic chain rule, or triple product rule: Chain rule (probability) … Wikipedia

**Chain rule (probability)** — In probability theory, the chain rule permits the calculation of any member of the joint distribution of a set of random variables using only conditional probabilities. Consider an indexed set of sets . To find the value of this member of the… … Wikipedia

**Chain rule for Kolmogorov complexity** — The chain rule for Kolmogorov complexity is an analogue of the chain rule for information entropy, which states: H(X,Y) = H(X) + H(Y | X) That is, the combined randomness of two sequences X and Y is the sum of the randomness of X plus whatever… … Wikipedia

**chain rule** — noun Date: circa 1937 a mathematical rule concerning the differentiation of a function of a function (as f [u(x)]) by which under suitable conditions of continuity and differentiability one function is differentiated with respect to the second… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**chain rule** — Math. the theorem that defines the method for taking the derivative of a composite function. [1860 65] * * * … Universalium

**Chain** — (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Chain belt** — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Chain boat** — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English