High School Math : Finding First and Second Derivatives

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Finding First And Second Derivatives

Find the second derivative of f(x).

Explanation:

First we should find the first derivative of . Remember the derivative of is and the derivative of is  :

The second derivative is just the derivative of the first derivative:

Example Question #1 : Understanding The Derivative Of Trigonometric Functions

Find the derivative of the function

.

Explanation:

We can use the Chain Rule:

Let , so that .