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Can someone tell me what the 2nd derivative is? and what is it used for? use f(x)=xe^x as an example plz.
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Can someone tell me what the 2nd derivative is? and what is it used for? use f(x)=xe^x as an example plz.
 one year ago
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
There's a good application: Acceleration of an object is the second derivative of its position function.
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Mimi_x3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well when differentiating twice you can get the Point Of inflexion on a curve.
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The second derivative is the rate of change of rate of change.
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zugzwangBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
First derivative is your rate of change of the function, it tells you if your function is going up, down at a point. Second derivative is the rate of chance OF the rate of change, it tells you if the graph of the function is concave up or concave down at a point
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teague19Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so I find the derivative of \[f(x)=xe^x\] using the product rule, then i derive it again?
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Mimi_x3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah lol use the product rule when you differentiated it
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