What is the derivative of #sqrt( 2)#?

1 Answer
Dec 23, 2015

Answer:

#0#

Explanation:

#sqrt2# is simply a constant.

Since the derivative measures the rate of change of a function, a constant like #sqrt2# which never changes will have a derivative of #0#.

Don't be fooled by things like #sqrt2,pi^6/3,# or #ln2#. They are all (irrational) constants and have the same derivative as rational constants like #2,-9,# and #1/3#.