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1. ### Calculus question- Derivatives ?

A derivative is the slope of a curve f(x). We call it f '(x). The... measures rate of change. So essentially, the 2nd derivative measures the rate of change, of the rate of change. Lets examine a...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 30/04/2013

2. ### Accounting/Finance - derivatives ?

Why Use Derivatives ? There are two main reasons... are two main forums within which derivatives trade - organized exchanges and over...

3. ### derivative ???

The simplest derivatives are where there is some power to a variable... is where the old "The sum of the derivative is the derivative of the sum" comes into...

5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 06/08/2007

4. ### first and second derivatives ?

Here is how derivatives work: You start with a function usually denoted... written f'(x) = 3. The derivative of a constant function is zero because a constant function...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 05/08/2012

5. ### second derivative ?

The second derivative is the rate of change of the first derivative , which is the instantaneous...you think of it like the slope of the slope, then a negative value of the second derivative means the first derivative is decreasing, and a positive...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 26/10/2007

6. ### Need math help ( derivatives )?

Need math help ( derivatives )? Find the derivative for f(x) = 2xsin^3(7x) ...we want to use the chain and power rule...taking the derivative of the outer function times the derivative of the inner...

5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 01/11/2015

7. ### Derivative help?

Derivatives are just memorizing a bunch of rules man. Once you...you can find the derivative of anything in your textbook. For example...the derivative of 1/x: 1/x is the same as x^-1, which you can use the power rule for...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 26/05/2007

8. ### First Derivative Test?

The first derivative test allows you to find certain critical points; in particular, it ...will tell you where the graph has a slope of 0. The second derivative test looks at concavity. If you take the derivative of the derivative (i.e...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 02/08/2010

9. ### logarithmic function derivatives ?

derivative of e^x = e^x (definition derivative of ln(u) = u'/u, where u = whatever is inside of the ln, and u' = the derivative of that inside. so lets take the derivative . 3e^x = 3e^x wow! we're...

4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 03/05/2010

10. ### Finding derivatives ...?

A derivative of f(x) = f'(x) = lim as Δx->0 of [f(x+Δx)-f(x)]/Δx The additive property of derivative says that d/dx (the derivative ) of a+b = da/dx+db/dx. You can take the...

1 Answers · Education & Reference · 29/07/2012