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anonymous
 4 years ago
hi, can anyone help me to understand how to find the derivatives of exponential functions?
anonymous
 4 years ago
hi, can anyone help me to understand how to find the derivatives of exponential functions?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the shortcut: if the function is of the form: a^x, then the derivative is (a^x)*ln(a) So d/dx (2^x) = 2^x * ln2 why? you can show that the limit process on the slope equation gives: lim(h>0) a^x (a^h  1)/h with a really straight forward simplification then lim(h>0) (a^h1)/h = ln(a)
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