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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

i am getting confused with integrating and differentiating :S how can i tell the difference and what do they find? and what is a second derivative ?

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  1. Yuki
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    you just remember this one differentiate = finding derivative = finding the instantaneous slope usually the notation is \[d/dx (fx)\]

  2. Yuki
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    or \[dy/dx \]

  3. Yuki
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    or

  4. Yuki
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    y'

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    i want to know about equations, not the actual graph

  6. Yuki
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    Integrating = anti derivative = area under the curve so it looks like\[\int\limits f(x) dx\]

  7. Yuki
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    double derivative or the second derivative means that you take the derivative of the derivative

  8. Yuki
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    so it is as same as saying \[d/dx (d/dx (f(x)))\]

  9. anonymous
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    what do these things work out? gradient?

  10. anonymous
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    Omg yuki, try typing all of your answer together.

  11. Yuki
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    the common notations are\[d^2/dx^2 (f(x))\]

  12. Yuki
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    or y"

  13. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    SO WHAT DO THEY WORK OUT?!?!? WHICH ONE IS THE GRADIENT ONE AND ISNT ONE OF THEM FOR THE STATIONARY POINTS?!?!? ANYONE?!?!?! pwetty pwease

  14. anonymous
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    They 'work out' the slope. The derivative of an equation at a point gives you the slope of the tangent line at that point. They are also used to calculate the area under a curve.

  15. anonymous
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    ok, is that the for the first or second one tho? :S

  16. anonymous
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    Either. A second derivative calculates the slope of a tangent line of the first derivative.

  17. anonymous
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    sorry but i dont get it so there isnt a difference?

  18. anonymous
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    The second derivative is the derivative of the first derivative. The equations are different, but any derivative - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Nth, is determining the slope of the tangent line of the (n-1)th derivative.

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