High School Math : Finding First and Second Derivatives

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for High School Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Derivative Review

Find the second derivative of f(x).


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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


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We can use the Chain Rule:

Let , so that .


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