Questions on the evaluation of derivatives or problems involving derivatives (for example, use of the mean value theorem).

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Finding a curve given only its basic form and its tangent line

The basic form is $f(x)=k\sqrt{x}$ and the tangent line is $4x+36$. I've spent over half and hour with wolfram alpha and my notes on this problem: I've tried $(k\sqrt{x})'=4x+36$ and got ...
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How is the second derivitive derived? [on hold]

As everyone knows that the derivitive of a function is $\frac{dy}{dx}$ The question is: Why is the second derivitive: $$\frac{d^2y}{dx^2}$$ If anyone is able to tell me how this second derivitive ...
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Show that $fg$ is differentiable at $\hat{x}$ and that $(fg)'(\hat{x})= g(\hat{x})f'(\hat{x}) + f(\hat{x})g'(\hat{x})$

Let $U$ an open set in $\mathbb{R^n}$, $\hat{x} \in U$ and let $f : U \to \mathbb{R}$ and $g : U \to \mathbb{R}$ two different differentiable functions at $\hat{x}$. Show that $fg$ is ...
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Frechet Derivatives of normed spaces

(a) Would I use the definition of an open set for one U? How do I show the function is Frechet differentiable. I know the definition but not sure how to apply it. $\lim_{h\to 0}\frac{\lVert ...
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Which values of $p$, $f$ is it differentiable at the point $(0,0)$?

Let $p \geq 1$ and $f: \mathbb{R^2} \to \mathbb{R}$ defined as $$f(x) = \begin{cases} (\sin \|x\|)^p \cos \frac{1}{\|x\|}, & \quad \text{if } \|x\| \not= 0 \\ 0, & \quad ...
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At what points is the norm map Frechet differentiable at [on hold]

I know the definition of Frechet derivatives but how do I apply it here? Maybe there is a theorem I need to know to make it easier?
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Derivative I calculated does not match code (or intuition)?

I want to take the derivative with respect to the $x$ co-ordinate of a Hankel function with the norm of a 2d vector as its argument. Let $\mathbf{x} = (x_1, x_2) \in \mathbb{R}^2$. We have ...
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For every normed space the norm map is not Fréchet differentiable at $0$.

Argue that for every normed space $\mathbb{X} \neq \{ 0 \}$ the norm map $\| \ldotp \|_\mathbb{X} : \mathbb{X} \to \mathbb{R}$ is not Fréchet differentiable at $0$. Not really sure where to start ...
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Show that $f$ is not differentiable at $(0,0)$ - $\frac{x_1^2x_2}{x_1^2+x_2^2}$

Let the function $f: \mathbb{R^2} \to \mathbb{R}$ defined as $$f(x) = \begin{cases} \frac{x_1^2x_2}{x_1^2+x_2^2}, & \quad \text{if } (x_1,x_2) \not= 0 \\ 0, & \quad ...
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Limit of a derivative is 1/2 [on hold]

How do I show that $$ \lim_{x \rightarrow b} \frac{d}{dx} \frac{xn^x-bn^b}{n^x-n^b} = \frac{1}{2}$$ where n and b are constants and $n>1$. I saw that it is 1/2 graphing it but I think i still ...
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f: R → R and $|f'(x)| ≤ |f(x)|$ [duplicate]

Let $f: R → R $ be a function such that $f'(x)$ is continuous and $|f'(x)| ≤ |f(x)|$ for all $x ∈ R$ , if $f(0)=0$ the maximum value of $f(5)$ is My Attempt: I proved that $f'(x)=0$ for $x ∈ [0,1]$ ...
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Prove that the following function has a unique maximum?

I was working on a problem and reduced it to showing $$f(\alpha)=n\ln \alpha-\ln \left(\sum_{i=1}^n t_i^\alpha+\int_a^b x^{\alpha+\beta-1} e^{-\lambda x^\beta} \, dx \right) + (\alpha-1)\sum_{i=1}^n ...
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Show that $f$ is differentiable at point $x \not= (0,0)$ - $h(x) = (\sin ||x||)^p \cos \frac{1}{||x||}$

Let $p \geq 1$ and $f: \mathbb{R^2} \to \mathbb{R}$ defined as $$f(x) = \begin{cases} (\sin \|x\|)^p \cos \frac{1}{\|x\|}, & \quad \text{if } \|x\| \not= 0 \\ 0, & \quad ...
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If given the limit that is a derivative, how do I find it's function and the point? [duplicate]

How would I solve for something like this?? $$\lim_{x\to 5} \frac{2^x - 32}{x-5}$$ using the definition of derivatives.
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The given limit is a derivative, but of what function and at what point? [on hold]

How would I solve for something like this?? $$\lim_{h\to 0} \frac{\sqrt[4]{16+h} - 2}{h}$$ using the definition of derivatives.
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Problem with convolution, insecure

$$f(t)= t^2\cdot u(t),\quad g(t)=t^4\cdot u(t)$$ I know that I need to use convolution theorem to solve this problem, but I really don't know what to do with step functions. Do I need to include ...
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Asymptotic distribution for non differentiable functions of estimators

is there kind of a standard tool to derive the distribution of $f(\theta)$ if f is non differentiable (so no Delta Method available) and $\theta$ is asymptotically normal distributed? Thanks a lot!
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Finding First Integrals in the case $2xy u_x - (x^2+y^2) u_y =0$

Good day, As described in the title, I want to find two First Integrals (FI) to the PDE $$2xy u_x - (x^2+y^2) u_y =0$$ Of course, $u$ is a FI and the solution of the PDE ist $u(x,y)=u_0$. But I want ...
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Induced Riemmanian metric and Differential of embedding

Suppose I have a manifold $M$ which is defined as the image of a 1-1 smooth map $G:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow H$ into a Hilbert space $H$. I want to understand the Riemmanian metric on $M$ concretely, ...
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How to find differentiation and integration of curves in general?

Graph of function $f(x)$ How do I go about finding integration and differentiation of curves like these which yield other curves?
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Finding Value of C to Maximize Area

f(x)=$xe^{-\sqrt x}$ Find the value of c, such that the area bounded between the graph, the x-axis, x=c, and x=c+1 is maximized. Find the maximum area. I don't know where to start with this one. I ...
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Chain rule for the distributional derivative [on hold]

Do we have a chain rule for the distributional derivative? My guess is yes, but I do not know how to justify that. Can some one point out how to prove/disprove that? Thanks!
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Can someone explain why $(e,1)$ and $(t, \ln t)$ are the two points of intersection for this question?

I was just going through Khan academy and this question completely threw me. I've rewatched the prior videos a few times to try to understand what I'm suppose to do, but I still don't understand. The ...
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quick question on an example of the derivative as a linear map.

After reading many answers on the subject I feel like I am close to finally understanding why the derivative is a linear map. I think that if someone helps me understand the following example I might ...
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Show that $\phi_{y,\epsilon} \in D(\mathbb{R^m})$

For a fixed $y$ $$\phi_{y,\epsilon}(x)= \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \exp(-\frac{\epsilon^2}{\epsilon^2-|x-y|^2}) & \mbox{if $|x-y| \lt \epsilon$};\\ 0 & ...
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Identity regarding partial derivatives and polar representation

Let $f(x,y)$ be a differentiable function, and $g(r, \theta) = f(r \cos \theta , r \sin \theta)$. I need help showing that: $$ \left( \frac{ \partial f}{\partial x} \right)^2 + \left( \frac{ \partial ...
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Compute $\frac{d}{dt}\int_0^t e^{x(s)}ds$, where $x$ is a standard Brownian motion.

How to compute the following differentiation? Is there a general rule that can be applied? $$\frac{d}{dt}\int_0^t e^{x(s)}ds$$ in the case of $x=W$ where $W$ is a standard brownian motion, is there ...
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Let $f:(0,1)\to (0,1)$ be a continuously differentiable function. Then which of the following are true?

Let $f:(0,1)\to (0,1)$ be a continuously differentiable function. Then which of the following are true? $1)$ $g=1/f$ is continuous function on $(0,1)$. $2)$ $g=1/f$ is continuously ...
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Common tangent line to two functions

I have two functions: $$f(x) = x^2 + 3$$ $$g(x) = -x^2 - 2x - 2$$ This two functions have a common tangent line that its slope is positive. My approach: $$f'(x) = 2x$$ $$g'(x) = -2x -2$$ I mark ...
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Function $\Bbb Q\rightarrow\Bbb Q$ with everywhere irrational derivative

As in topic, my question is as follows: Is there a function $f:\Bbb Q\rightarrow\Bbb Q$ such that $f'(q)$ exists and is irrational for all $q\in\Bbb Q$? For the sake of completeness, I define ...
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Derivative of the maximum of a function on a interval

My question is as follows: Given a function $f: [-h,\infty) \rightarrow \mathcal{R}$ and the maximum function given by \begin{equation} \max_{s\in [-h,0]} |f(t+s)| \end{equation} for $t\geq0$. Then ...
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Elementary differentiation problem involving logarithms: What am i missing here?

Consider the finite sum $S=$ $\sum_{k=2}^n \log k - \log(k-1)$. Differentiating $S$ w.r.t $k$, we have $S'= \sum_{k=1}^n \dfrac{1}{k} - \dfrac{1}{k-1}=-\sum_{k=1}^n \dfrac{1}{k(k-1)}<0$. But ...
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$y=e^x\sin x$; find all points where slope of tangent line equals 0

I have the derivative already. Using the product rule, I got $e^{2}\sin x+e^{2}\cos x$. I can't figure out how to find all the points without graphing it.
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How to find approximate value of $1.01e^{1.01({0.99) }^2} $?

I want to find the approximate value of $1.01e^{1.01({0.99) }^2}$ by using derivative. I tried choosing x=1 and $\delta x=0.01$ it didnt work. How can I start?
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Find the derivative of $y=\frac{\tan(x)}{1+\tan(x)}$

$$y=\frac{\tan(x)}{1+\tan(x)}$$ $$\frac{(1+\tan x)(\sec^2x)-(\tan x)(\sec^2x)}{(1+\tan x)^2}$$ I understand this first step but I struggle with simplifying to end up with only $$\sec^2x$$ in the ...
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Integral of dot product of unit vector

I am having trouble with the following integral. $$\int \left(\bar{A} \cdot \hat{ F\left(\lambda\right)}\right)^p\mathrm ds$$ Note that the right hand side of the dot product is normalised. Where: ...
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General question of derivatives and their inversions

If $\frac{df(x,y)}{dx} = a$, does $\frac{1}{a} = \frac{dx}{df(x,y)}$? Consider $f(x,y) = x^2y \Rightarrow \frac{df(x,y)}{dx} = 2xy \equiv a$, than $\frac{1}{a} = \frac{1}{2xy}$. Now calculate ...
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quotient of two differentiable functions is differentiable

I have two functions $k(t)$ and $l(t)$ in a certain closed interval $[a,b]$ both functions are continuous and differentiable in the interval. In addition we have: Both functions are increasing with ...
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Differentiability of norm

Is a norm from any normed space $\mathbb{A}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ Frechet differentiable at zero? I've tried proving by contradiction that the norm is not Frechet differentiable at zero, but didn't get ...
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How do I calculate Jacobian of formula containing quaternions and vectors?

I am facing a problem in robotics where a robot is localized in 3D-space to build up a map simultaneously (see SLAM, e.g. [1]). One approach is to build up a graph of poses $x_i$ and transforms ...
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To what Sobolev space does this function belong to?

I am given this function: $$f(x) = e^{- \sqrt{|x|}}$$ and I want to find $k\in \mathbb{N}, \ p \ge 1$ such that $f \in W^{kp} (\mathbb{R})= \{ f \in L^p (\mathbb{R}) \ | \ \forall \alpha \le k: \ ...
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Quasi-linear partial differential equations. Solving them.

This is what I have as a quasi-linear partial differential equation:$$u(x_1,...,x_n), \ \ \ \ \sum_{i=1}^{n}A_i(X,u) \frac{\partial u}{\partial x_i}=A_{n+1}(X,u) \ \ \ (1)$$ Then it says let ...
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Why can a derivative be non-linear?

A definition of the derivative is that it is the slope of the tangent line. For example, $x^3$ has a quadratic derivative. How could the slope of the tangent line be non-linear?
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Numerical evaluation of first and second derivative

We start with the following function $g: (0,\infty)\rightarrow [0,\infty)$, $$ g(x)=x+2x^{-\frac{1}{2}}-3.$$ From this function we need a 'smooth' square-root. Thus, we check $g(1)=0$, ...
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Find the partial derivative of a sphere with equation $x^2+y^2+z^2=4$

We have a sphere with the following equation: $x^2+y^2+z^2=4$ We seek to find the partial derivative, with respect to $x$, of this equation. We think of this equation as a function of three ...
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Which derivatives are eventually periodic?

What derivatives are eventually periodic? I have noticed that is $a_{n}=f^{(n)}(x)$, the sequence $a_{n}$ becomes eventually periodic for a multitude of $f(x)$. If $f(x)$ was a polynomial, and ...
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Limit of derivative does not exist, while limit of difference quotient is infinite

Can anyone show an example of a function $f$ of a real variabile such that $f$ is differentiable on a neighborhood of a point $x_0 \in \mathbb{R}$, except at $x_0$ itself; $f$ is continuous at ...
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Derivative with respect to vectors related through a matrix

Consider a function $g: \mathbb{R}^r \to \mathbb{R} $ and two vectors $\mathbf{b} \in \mathbb{R}^r$ and $\mathbf{c} \in \mathbb{R}^m$ such that $\mathbf{c} = \mathbf{A}\mathbf{b}$. If I calculate the ...
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Can $f''(x)$ exist if $f'(x)$ is undefined?

For example, the piecewise function $ f(x) = \begin{cases} \sqrt{1 - (x + 1)^2} &-2 \leq x \leq 0 \\ -\sqrt{1 - (x - 1)^2} &0 \leq x \leq 2 \end{cases} $ will, at $f(0)$, give $f'(0) = $ ...
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Derivative of equation in matrix form

I need to compute first derivatives of the following function $S(w)$ with respect to $w$. Then solve it. The reason behind that is to minimize $S(w)$. $S(w)=\sum_{i=1}^{n} w_i^{1/2} \bigg(y_i - ...