Session 12: Higher Derivatives

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Overview

The derivative of a function is another function. We can, and sometimes do, take the derivative of the derivative. Once we've done that, we can take the derivative again!

Lecture Video and Notes

Video Excerpts

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» Clip 1: Higher Derivatives (00:09:00)

» Accompanying Notes (PDF)

From Lecture 4 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

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» Clip 2: Example: Dnxn (00:04:00)

» Accompanying Notes (PDF)

From Lecture 4 of 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2006

Worked Example

Repeated Differentiation of Sine and Cosine

Use the mathlet below to complete the worked example.

Mathlet

Creating the Derivative

 

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