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 2 years ago
Can someone tell me what the 2nd derivative is? and what is it used for? use f(x)=xe^x as an example plz.
 2 years ago
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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ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There's a good application: Acceleration of an object is the second derivative of its position function.

Mimi_x3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well when differentiating twice you can get the Point Of inflexion on a curve.

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The second derivative is the rate of change of rate of change.

zugzwang
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1First 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

teague19
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so I find the derivative of \[f(x)=xe^x\] using the product rule, then i derive it again?

Mimi_x3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah lol use the product rule when you differentiated it
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