## CaptainPollux 2 years ago I'm working on derivatives and have encountered a notation I'm not familiar with. What derivative are you supposed to find if the dx/dy in front of the equation looks like d^2y/dx^2?

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1. CaptainPollux

$\frac{ d^2y }{ dx^2 }$ Like that.

2. calculusfunctions

You have to find the second derivative (the derivative of the derivative).

3. L.T.

for all higher nth derivatives$\frac{ d ^{n}y }{ dx ^{n} }=\frac{ d }{ dx }(y ^{(n-1)})$The notation just says that this is the nth derivative, or the derivative of the n-1th derivative

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