d^2y/dx^2 is this a derivative of a derivative? Thanks
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Originally Posted by KevinChan d^2y/dx^2 is this a derivative of a derivative? Thanks Its the second derivative of a function.
Originally Posted by KevinChan d^2y/dx^2 is this a derivative of a derivative? Thanks yes $\displaystyle \frac{d}{dx}\left(\frac{dy}{dx}\right) = \frac{d^2y}{dx^2}$
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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