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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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  1. CaptainPollux
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    \[\frac{ d^2y }{ dx^2 }\] Like that.

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

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    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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