## vanhoeak2 Group Title dealing with parametric curves if dy/dx = dy/dt/dx/dt = -sin(t)/-2sin(2t) now I need to find d^2y/dx^2 and i'm a bit stuck... one year ago one year ago

1. TuringTest

$\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}=\Large{\frac{d}{dt}\left(\frac{dy}{dx}\right)\over\frac{dx}{dt}}$

2. vanhoeak2

$\frac{ \frac{ d }{ dt }(\frac{ -\sin(t) }{ -2\sin(2t) }) }{ -2\sin(2t) }$ then I would have$\frac{ \frac{ \cos (t) }{ 4\cos(2t)} }{ -2\sin(2t) }$ is that correct?

3. TuringTest

$\frac d{dt}(\frac{-\sin t}{-2\sin 2t})\neq\frac{\cos t}{4\cos t}$remember the quotient rule...

4. TuringTest

you may do well to simplify first$\frac{-\sin t}{-2\sin(2t)}=\frac{\sin t}{4\sin t\cos t}=\frac1{4\cos t}=\frac14\sec t$

5. vanhoeak2

that makes more sense