# find the second derivative

• October 13th 2011, 06:10 PM
delgeezee
find the second derivative
I am begin the problem of finding the second derivative of $e^{-6x^2}$
To start off do I need to do something with logarithms?

If not
Outer fuction is $e^x$
Inner function is $-6x^2$
• October 13th 2011, 06:19 PM
pickslides
Re: find the second derivative
for $y= e^{f(x)} \implies y'= f'(x)\times e^{f(x)}$

Apply the product rule to this result to find the second derivative.