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how do calculus this derivate? [on hold]

how do calculus this derivative? $$f(x) = (2x-x^2)^{1/2}$$ And how do I calculus this derivative? $$F(x) = (\sin{x}/(1+\cos{x}))^2 $$
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What and how do derivate? [on hold]

How do I derive this function? $f(x) = x(e^{-x^2})$ I need the first and second derivative.
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How do you answer these questions regarding the Taylor series method?

(a) Approximate $f'(x_0)$ and $f''(x_0)$ using the values $x_0-h$, $x_0$ and $x_0 + \alpha h$ $(0 < \alpha)$ by applying the Taylor series method. (b) Assuming $f(x)\in C^3$, evaluate the ...
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How to find the values of m and b?

How do I find the values of m and b when: a) the function is continuous in $x = \pi$ b) the function can be derivated in $x =\pi$ $$y=\begin{cases} \sin x & x<\pi \\ mx+b & x\ge ...
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1answer
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Polynomial and its derivative have a common factor?

When is $gcd(p(x),p'(x))\ne 1$ where $p(x)$ is a polynomial? That is when does the derivative of a polynomial and the polynomial has a common factor? By when i mean some condition for the ...
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2answers
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Global maximum and global minimum a combination of values

I have two variables $x$ and $y$. I can have them both in any combination of positive numbers that will add up to $1000$ and need to find the combination in which $z$ is at its minimum in the ...
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2answers
101 views

Derivative of $(-2)^{x+1}$ [on hold]

Can we compute the derivative of $(-2)^{x+1}$? This may sound silly, but think about it. We cannot apply any of our formulae on it. I think we may have to go old school with this one
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1answer
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Math question: Calculus [on hold]

"A rancher would like to enclose two adjacent rectangular corrals that cover a total area of $12,000 ft^2$. If material for the fence costs $3.5$ usd per foot, find the dimentions (length and width) ...
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Derivative of a generalized hypergeometric function

Let $$f(a)={_2F_3}\left(\begin{array}c1,\ 1\\\tfrac32,\ 1-a,\ 2+a\end{array}\middle|-\pi^2\right).$$ How to find $f'(0)$ in a closed form?
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Showing $\lim_{n \to \infty}\left(1 + \frac{x}{n}\right)^n = e^x$ using implicit and log differentiation

Hey guys I'm looking over my review sheet for an upcoming test and I'm having trouble with this problem. Apparently I'm supposed to use implicit differentiation and log differentiation, and I'm ...
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Summation of Recurrence (Convergent series)

I have solved this issue. Would you please verify whether I am correct or not? Motivation for the post is our previous discussion link.I am restating my problem with additional elaborated explanation ...
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maximum area of a rectangle inscribed in a semi - circle with radius r.

A rectangle is inscribed in a semi circle with radius $r$ with one of its sides at the diameter of the semi circle. Find the dimensions of the rectangle so that its area is a maximum. My Try: ...
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Is $\int^x \cos \frac1t$ differentiable at zero?

From Spivak's Calculus, 4th ed., exc 14-20: Let $$f(x) = \begin{cases} \cos \frac1x, & x\neq 0\\ 0, &x=0. \end{cases}$$ Is the function $\int_0^xf$ differentiable at zero? I'm having ...
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55 views

second order ODE :- solution

We have $y''-Py'-Qy = 0 $ where P,Q are $P = K_1+K_2x, Q =K_2 $. $K_1,K_2$ are constants. y' means derivative with respect to x . Please suggest a solution for y. Thanks
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Find all differentialbles function [closed]

Find all differentialbles function $f:[0,\infty)\rightarrow\mathbb R$ such that: a) $f^{\prime}$ is non-decreasing; b) $x^{2}f^{\prime}(x)=f^{2}(f(x)),~\forall x\in\lbrack0,\infty)$
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1answer
45 views

Find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ of $y=\sqrt{u}$

Find $\dfrac{dy}{dx}$ of $y=\sqrt{u}$, $u=7-x^2$ This is on my homework and I don't know what to do exactly. Steps would be helpful!
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1answer
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Derivative from Graph

Hi, I am trying to study a bit ahead for my calculus class next year and I came across this question. I was wondering how to find the derivative of the graph without the function. I figured I could ...
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Determine the point(s), (if any), at which the graph of the function has a horizontal tangent.

Determine the point(s), (if any), at which the graph of the function has a horizontal tangent. $y(x)= x^4-500x+2$ So I know the first thing to do is find the derivative which is: $y'(x) = 4x^3-500$ ...
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2answers
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The right procedure on difficult related rates problems

I'm pretty sure the sample problems my teacher gives to us violate some article of the Geneva convention. I'm in talks with my embassy about that, but in the mean time maybe you guys could look over ...
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1answer
37 views

Why does secant method converge

Assume $f$ is continuous and twice differentiable on $[a,b]$ such that $f'(x)>0$ and $f''(x)>0$, $x \in [a,b]$. If $f(b)>0$ and $f(a)<0$ and I choose $x_0=a$,why are we gauraunteed ...
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Find dx/dt given that x=-8, y=9, and dy/dt=5

I have this question on my homework assignment. Assume that x and y are differentiable functions of t. Find dx/dt given that x=-8, y=9, and dy/dt=5. Equation: y^2-x^2=17. There are examples in the ...
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Rendering the derivative of composite functions from a graph

I'm on a workbook problem and I want to make sure I'm doing it properly. The problem asks me to find the derivatives of composite functions when given only the graphs of the original functions, here ...
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Derivative with respect of a function

i have a function of two variables: $f(\theta,\phi) = \theta \sin(\phi)$ and i have to differentiate $f(\theta,\phi)$ with respect to: $1 - 0.5\theta^2$ That is: ...
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1answer
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Solving ODE with matrices

I have an equation in ODE $M{'}(x)= M(x)*A(x)$. Issue here is $A(x) = C_1+C_2* x $ where $C_1,C_2 $ has dimension $3 \times 3$. And x is a scalar variable Doubt What is M(x)? Can any one give ...
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Matrix exponential Differentiation

We have the equation $e^X = \sum_{k=0}^\infty{1 \over k!}X^k.$, where X is a matrix of dimension $3 \times 3$ . Now I have a function $f(x)=C_1x+C_2*\frac{x^2}{2} $ where $C_1,C_2,f(x)$ has ...
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Calculus Implicit Differentiation and Concavity

Consider the relation $4x^2 - y^2 = -2$ (a) Use implicit differentiation to calculate $dy/dx$ and find all critical points of the curve. (b) Calculate the second derivative and determine the ...
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Proof of application of Mean Value Theorem

Two bicyclists begin a race at 8:00AM. They both finish the race 2 hours and 15 minutes later. Prove/explain that at some point during the race, the bicyclists are traveling at the same velocity. So ...
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Implicit Derivative approaches

Sorry for my excessive verboseness... Here's the equation as given: $$x = 10 + \sqrt{x^2 + y^2}$$ Here are my direct implicit steps without modifying original equation: $$\eqalign{ \dfrac{\mathrm ...
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surjective, but not injective linear transformation

$T$ is a transformation from the set of polynomials on $t$ to the set of polynomials on $t$. So, the input to $T$ should be a polynomial, and the output should be some other polynomial. Two common ...
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Using the Chain Rule to prove trig derivatives

I'm having trouble with this problem, I'm not sure how to tackle it and I was wondering if somebody could set me on the right path. The problem is as follows: Use the Chain Rule to show that if ...
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1answer
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Finding $\dfrac{d^nx}{dy^n}$

If $y$ is a function of $x$, then what is the relation between $\dfrac{d^nx}{dy^n}$ and $\dfrac{d^ny}{dx^n}$? If we were to talk about $\dfrac{dy}{dx}$ and $\dfrac{dx}{dy}$, then they both are ...
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1answer
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Aftermath of Cauchy's mean value theorem

Let $f(x)$ be a real-valued function defined on a closed interval [a, b], differentiable on the open interval (a, b) $n-1$ times. $x_0$ belongs to [a, b]. Suppose that we ...
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What do we lose by differentiating without using the rules of differential calculus?

I learned differential calculus and its rules (quocient, chain, etc) and I got curious about one thing: What do we lose by not using these rules when differentiating? Obviously I've noted some utility ...
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1answer
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Question about Peano form of the remainder

Let $f(x)$ be a real-valued function defined on a closed interval [a, b], differentiable on the open interval (a, b) $n-1$ times. $x_0$ belongs to [a, b]. Suppose that we ...
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1answer
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Using 4 step-rule $y = 2/ (4t - 3)^{2}$ [closed]

I tried solving it. My answer is $-4/16t^{2} + 48t + 18$, if your answer is different kindly show how is it done too thanks
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Trouble finding the derivative of an expression

I could use your help. I've spent over 20 minutes on this problem and my inability to solve it has my questioning my calculus skills. If someone could show me where I messed up and walk me through the ...
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Proving double derivatives with the chain rule (I think?)

Hey StackExchange I'm having trouble understating where to start with this problem, I'm supposed to prove something about double derivatives and the chain rule but I'm having trouble understanding ...
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1answer
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Discovering the derivatives of functions combined with trig values.

Hey StackExchange I have a problem that I don't really understand and I could use some hints for starting it. Suppose $m(\frac{\pi}{3}) = 4$ and $ m'(\frac{\pi}{3}) = -2$, and let $g(x) = m(x)\sin x$ ...
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Sign of the derivatives of a simple function

Consider the function $f(x)=x^b(1-x)^{1-b}$ defined on $[0,1]$, with $0 < b <1$. How can we prove that the even derivatives $f^{(2k)}$ have a constant sign on $(0,1)$? One can show that this ...
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Is it differentiable?

Let us consider the function $$ f(x)= \begin{cases} x^2\sin {\dfrac{\pi}{x}}\quad & x \neq 0\\ 0 & x=0 \end{cases} $$ We want to check its differentiability at $x=0$. ...
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Calculus - Derivatives [closed]

Use the limit definition of a derivative $f'(x)=\lim_{h\to 0}\frac{f(x+h)-f(x)}{h}$ to show that the derivative of the curve $f(x)=4^x$ is $f'(x)=4^x\ln4$. [3 marks]
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Find the absolute maximum and absolute minimum values of f on the given interval

Find the absolute maximum and absolute minimum values of f on the given interval. $f(t) = t\sqrt{9 - t^2}$ on the interval $[-1,3]$. So $f'(x)=\frac{t}{2\sqrt{9-t^2}}+t\sqrt{9-t^2}$ and that is as far ...
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Prove (non)differentiability in piecewise functions

I'm looking for some help on proving that this function is not differentiable at a specific value. My first instinct is to approach the limit of the value from positive and negative, but that doesn't ...
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Factoring when differentiating expressions

I'm having trouble with differentiating a expression. I do it one way, wolfram alpha does it another. Let me show you what I mean. The original expression is this: $$\frac{1}{2u^3}$$ I start by ...
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About matrix derivative

Suppose $A$ is a matrix with order n*n. we have the following equity but I don't know why. $f(x)=\frac{1}{2}x^TAx-b^Tx$. then $f'(x)=\frac{1}{2}A^Tx+\frac{1}{2}Ax-b$ Is there any rule like scalar ...
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2answers
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What is the best way to find the derivative of binomials to a power? ((x+x^{-1})^3)'

I came to a problem on my homework and I want to know the best way to solve it. We are doing derivatives in Calculus. I've got the following: $$H(x)=(x+x^{-1})^3$$ $$H'(x)=((x+x^{-1})^3)'$$ I am ...
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Find the Derivative of fraction

I can't find out what I'm doing wrong again... $$f(x)=\frac{x^2+4x+3}{\sqrt{x}}$$ $$f(x)=\frac{x^2}{\sqrt{x}}+\frac{4x}{\sqrt{x}}+\frac{3}{\sqrt{x}}$$ $$f(x)=x^2(x^{9-1/2}) + ...
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Differentiating $\frac{te^{\tan t}}{ln(3t+1)}$?

I've tried to differentiate the following function: $$f(t)=\frac{te^{\tan (t)}}{ln(3t+1)}$$ But I am confused at what I should do (and perhaps I forgot some identities too), I've learned the ...
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derivative or differentiation with respect to a sum

I have the function $F(z',z,x,y)$, where $z=z(x,y)$ and $z'$ is the differential of $z$ with respect to its argument, and $x, y$ are the two independent varaibles here. So, $z$ and $z'$ are dependent ...
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Differential problem, how to get y''?

I've the following equation: $b^2x^2 + a^2y^2 = a^2b^2$, the first implicit derivative is: $\dfrac{dy}{dx} = \dfrac{-b^2x}{a^2y}$ I do not undertand how to find the second derivative of this ...