Can somebody explain why does the derivative of abs(x) at x=0 not exist?

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- Jan 31st 2013, 09:34 PMmclejaDerivative of abs(x) at x=0
Can somebody explain why does the derivative of abs(x) at x=0 not exist?

Thanks - Jan 31st 2013, 09:42 PMchiroRe: Derivative of abs(x) at x=0
Hey mcleja.

Hint: Look at the derivative from the right hand side and the left hand sides and show that they aren't equal. - Feb 1st 2013, 04:23 PMmclejaRe: Derivative of abs(x) at x=0
Ahhhh ok, thanks chiro.