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CaptainPollux
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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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CaptainPollux Group Title
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?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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\[\frac{ d^2y }{ dx^2 }\] Like that.
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You have to find the second derivative (the derivative of the derivative).
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L.T. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for all higher nth derivatives\[\frac{ d ^{n}y }{ dx ^{n} }=\frac{ d }{ dx }(y ^{(n1)})\]The notation just says that this is the nth derivative, or the derivative of the n1th derivative
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