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    whats d^2y/dx^2?

    d^2y/dx^2 is this a derivative of a derivative? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinChan View Post
    d^2y/dx^2 is this a derivative of a derivative? Thanks
    Its the second derivative of a function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinChan View Post
    d^2y/dx^2 is this a derivative of a derivative? Thanks
    yes

    \frac{d}{dx}\left(\frac{dy}{dx}\right) = \frac{d^2y}{dx^2}
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    Many people get this notation confused to have something to do with squaring the derivative. It is exactly what the other they said.
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