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teague19 Group Title

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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  1. ParthKohli Group Title
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    There's a good application: Acceleration of an object is the second derivative of its position function.

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  2. vipul92 Group Title
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    2e^x+xe^X

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  3. Mimi_x3 Group Title
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    Well when differentiating twice you can get the Point Of inflexion on a curve.

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  4. ParthKohli Group Title
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    The second derivative is the rate of change of rate of change.

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    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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    so I find the derivative of \[f(x)=xe^x\] using the product rule, then i derive it again?

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  7. Mimi_x3 Group Title
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    yeah lol use the product rule when you differentiated it

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    thank you

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