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

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derivative of t distribution cdf wrt degrees of freedom

Given the cdf of a t distribution as follows: $T_\nu(x)=\frac{1}{2} + x\Gamma(\frac{\nu+1}{2}) + \frac{_2F_1 ...
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An a.e.-defined derivative which is not Lebesgue integrable on any interval?

If the derivative $f'$ exists everywhere then it is shown here that there exist intervals on which $f'$ is Lebesgue integrable. But perhaps there is a function $f$ such that $f'$ only exists almost ...
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How to differentiate the function $f(x) = [ \frac{a+x}{b+x}]^{a+b+2x}$?

It has been given that, $$f(x) = \Big[ \frac{a+x}{b+x}\Big]^{a+b+2x}$$ How to prove , $$f'(0) = 2\ln \frac{a}{b}+ \frac{b^2-a^2}{ab}\Big[\frac{a}{b}\Big]^{a+b}$$ Do I have to take the logarithm of ...
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If $f$ s twice differentiable and satisfies the following constraints, prove $f'(0)>-\sqrt 2$

Let $f$ be a twice differentiable function on the open interval $(-1,1) $such that $f(0)=1$. Suppose $f$ also satisfies $f(x) \ge 0, f'(x) \le 0 $and $f''(x) \le f(x)$, for all $ x\ge 0$. Show that ...
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Why doesn't $\ln (x)$ have a horizontal asymptote even though its derivative is $1/x$?

My understanding is that the derivative gives the gradient of the function at that point. So for the function $x^2$, its gradient at point $x=10$ is equal to $20$. Extrapolating this to $\ln (x)$, ...
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Give an example of a function who is nondifferentiable on (0, 2) but has an antiderivative on (0, 2)

Originally when I was playing around with this problem, I tried to first find a function who was differentiable, but whose derivative was not differentiable at a specific point. So I figured out the ...
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How to find the derivative of $F(x)=\int_{x^2}^{4x^2} \sin \sqrt t\;\;dt$?

For a real number $t>0$, let $\sqrt t$ denote the positive square root of t. For a real number $x>0$, let $F(x)=\int_{x^2}^{4x^2} \sin \sqrt t\;\;dt$. If $F'$ is the derivative of $F$, then ...
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Functional Derivative (Gateaux variation) of functional with convolution

I have the following functional \begin{align*} F[f]=\int f(x) \log(g(x)) dx$ \end{align*} where $g(x)$ is given by convolution $g(x)=y(x) * f(x)=\int y(\tau) f(x-\tau) d\tau$, so \begin{align*} ...
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Matrix representation of the derivative of a smooth function

Let $V:\mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R$ be a smooth function and define the Hamiltonian function $H:\mathbb R^n\times\mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R$ (kinetic plus potential energy) by $$H(x,y):=\frac ...
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Express the limit in terms of $f'(x_{0})$

Find the following limit in terms of $f'(x_{0})$: $$ \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{f(x_{0} - 3h) - f(x_{0})} {h} $$ Any help would be appreciated.
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Chain rule notation for composite functions

Suppose I have a function $ f(x, y, g(x, y)) $ How would I express $ \frac{\partial f}{\partial x} $? Using the chain rule, you'd naturally come up with $ \frac{\partial f}{\partial x} + ...
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Derivatives defined on a discrete state space

Ive been looking at certain economic papers, and optimal control papers. They define a state variable, $\omega$, which follows a discrete time Markov Chain. Then they define a utility function ...
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If $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=1$, prove that $\int_0^1 \left |f'(x)-f(x) \right |dx\geq e^{-1}$

Let $f$ be a differentiable function on $[0,1]$ such that $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=1$. If $f'$ is continuous, prove that $$\int_0^1 \left |f'(x)-f(x) \right |dx\geq e^{-1}$$ Progress I let ...
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Show that if $\lim_{x\to a}f'(x) = A$ then $f'(a)$ exists and equals A

I ran across this problem in my Analysis class and can't seem to come up with a good solution. Here's the question: Show that if $\lim_{x\to a}f'(x) = A$ then $f'(a)$ exists and equals $A$. $f$ is ...
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derivative of a symmetric bilinear form (quadratic form version)

Let $A=A^T\in \mathbb R^{k\times k}$ be a nonzero symmetric matrix and define $F:\mathbb R^k\to\mathbb R$ by $$f(x):=x^TAx$$ Then why $df(x)\xi=2x^TA\xi$ for $x,\xi\in\mathbb R^k$?
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uniform convergence of diff'ble functions with derivatives converging in $L^1$

Suppose we have a sequence of differentiable functions $f_n$ from a closed interval $I\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ with the following properties: $f_n$ converges uniformly to some function ...
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Proving that $\left( \frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2} + \frac{\partial^2}{\partial y^2} \right) \lvert f(z) \rvert^2 = 4 \lvert f'(z) \rvert^2$

Given $f$ entire show that $$ \left( \frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2} + \frac{\partial^2}{\partial y^2} \right) \lvert f(z) \rvert^2 = 4 \lvert f'(z) \rvert^2 $$ I've come close to getting the exact ...
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If $f(0) = f(1)=0$ and $|f'' | \leq 1$ on $[0,1]$, then $|f'(1/2)|\le 1/4$

Let $f : [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function whose second order derivative $f''(x)$ is continuous on $[0,1]$. Suppose that $f(0) = f(1)=0$ and that $|f''(x)| \leq 1$ for any $x \in [0,1]$. ...
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Proving $\frac{d}{d\theta}\mathbb E\left[ \log\left( \frac{AY+BY+N}{ AY+BY \frac{X}{\theta^{-\alpha}} +N } \right) \right] \leq 0$

Let $X$ and $Y$ be exponentially distributed random variables with means $\theta^{-\alpha}$ and $(1-\theta)^{-\alpha}$, respectively. Simulation results suggest that $$\frac{d}{d\theta}\mathbb ...
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Holomorphic function and nth derivative.

Let $K$ be a open connected subset of complex numbers and $f$ holomorphic on $K$. If $f=0$ on some open disc $D$ in $K$, then is it true that $n$th derivative of $f$ is $0$ for all points in $D$ ...
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Chain rule (derivative) for for complex data

I found some difficulties in extending the chain rule for complex data. Any suggestion will be appreciated, thanks. In the complex domain, for example, we have a function ...
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Slope Formula Approaches Value of Derivative at a Point

I came across this question while helping a friend study for an Analysis exam; Analysis is not exactly my forte, so maybe I'm missing something obvious, I don't know: Suppose ...
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How “sharp” does a cusp have to be in order for the equation to be nondifferentiable?

From a mathematical standpoint, I understand the concept of cusps: for example, a cusp exists at the origin of $y=|x|$ because one cannot take the limit from both sides, and therefore the derivative ...
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Graphing $\frac{x^2-x+1}{2(x-1)}$

I need to graph $$\frac{x^2-x+1}{2(x-1)}$$ So I reduced it to make the derivative easy: $$f(x) = \frac{x(x-1)+1}{2(x-1)} = \frac{x}{2} + \frac{1}{2(x-1)}\\f'(x) = \frac{1}{2} - ...
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A limit with an intuitive and wrong answer

In my last question I asked about a limit used in my exploration of tangent circles and whatnot. I decided to come up with a more direct approach to my problem, and now I only have to evaluate the ...
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Complex Analysis using derivatives

I have been studying Euler's Formula and its derivation. In an article I am reading, I came across a use of derivatives I did not understand and am hoping someone can explain it. The use of ...
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Proof $|\sin(x) - x| \le \frac{1}{3.2}|x|^3$

So, by Taylor polynomial centered at $0$ we have: $$\sin(x) = x-\frac{x^3}{3!}+\sin^4(x_o)\frac{x^4}{4!}$$ Where $\sin^4(x_0) = \sin(x_o)$ is the fourth derivative of sine in a point $x_0\in [0,x]$. ...
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differential $df$ of a function $f(x)$

''Explain what is the differential $df$ of a function $f(x)$ and what is the differential of a function $f(x)$ at a point $x=a$. give proper examples...'' This is just part of the instruction ...
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Newton method for maps between Banach spaces

I am trying to understand the following theorem, which can be found in Kolmogorov and Fomin's (p. 509 here): Let map $F$ [$:X\to Y$ where $X,Y$ are Banach spaces] be strongly differentiable in a ...
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Bounding taylor error

I calculated the polynomial or order $2$ for $\ln(x)$, centered at $x_o=1$, which is: $$\ln(1.3) = \ln(1.0) + \ln'(1.0)(x-1) + \ln''(1.0)(x-1)^2$$ Where the lagrangian error is: $$E(x) = ...
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Functional derivative of $\int f_{X,Y}(x,y)e^{-f_{Y|X}(y|x)} dx$ with respect to $f_X(x)$

What is functional derivative of \begin{align*} \int f_{X,Y}(x,y)e^{-f_{Y|X}(y|x)} dx \end{align*} with respect to $f_X(x)$. Here $f_{X,Y}(x,y)$ is joint probability density of r.v. $(Y,X)$ and ...
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Taylor approximation for $\ln(1.3)$

I have to calculate an approximation for $\ln(1.3)$ using degree $2$ expansion for Taylor polynomial: $$P_2(x) = f(x_0) + f'(x_0)(x-x_0) + f''(x_0)(x-x_0)^2$$ So I can take $x_0 = 1$ and $x = 1.3$ ...
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Does there exist unique $c \in (0,1)$ such that $f'(c)=f(c)$? [duplicate]

If $f: [0,1] \to \mathbb R$ be a continuous function differentiable in $(0,1)$ such that $f(0)=f(1)=0$ then by Rolle's thorem for $e^{-x}f(x)$ , it is evident that $f'(x)=f(x) $ has a solution in ...
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You must cut a wire of $36cm$ to form a triangle and a rectangle in a specific place to find the minimum area.

Well, I have an wire of $36cm$ and I need to cut it in two parts, one to form an equilateral triangle, and the other to form a rectangle such that its width is two times the height. Where do I need to ...
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representation of Eulers's equation in biharmonic form

As we know the Euler's equation $${\rm div}{\rm div}(\frac{\nabla^2F}{\|\nabla^2F\|})=0$$ Can be written in biharmonic equation form $$\Delta^2F+ (something)=0$$ I want to know in the context of solid ...
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Is the function $y = a^x + b$ exponential?

What exactly is an exponential function? Some of the sources at which I looked said that it's a function where the rate of change at $x$ $(f'(x))$ is proportional to the value at that point $(f(x))$, ...
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Showing that $f(x)=x^2$ for $x \in \mathbb{Q}$ and $f(x)=0$ for $x \not\in \mathbb{Q}$ is differentiable in $x=0$

I am supposed to show that $f(x) = x^2$ for $x$ in the rationals and $f(x) = 0$ for $x$ in the irrationals is differentiable at $x = 0$ and I am supposed to find the derivative of $f(x)$ at $x = 0$. ...
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graphing $\frac{x^3-x+1}{x^2}$

I want to graph: $$f(x) = \frac{x^3-x+1}{x^2}$$ so I took the first derivative: $$f'(x) = \frac{x^3+x-2}{x^3}$$ but this function is hard to find the signals. In other words, it's hard to find ...
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Partial Derivatives versus Proper Derivatives

I'm having some difficulty understanding exactly what a partial derivative is. I had been content with the definition $$\frac{\partial F}{\partial x_i } = \lim_{\Delta x \rightarrow 0} \frac{F(x_0, ...
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Calculate the distance between intersection points of tangents to a parabola

Question Tangent lines $T_1$ and $T_2$ are drawn at two points $P_1$ and $P_2$ on the parabola $y=x^2$ and they intersect at a point $P$. Another tangent line $T$ is drawn at a point between $P_1$ ...
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Show that $f$ is a linear map if $f$ is differentiable and its derivative is constant:

Show that if $f:ℝ^m→ℝ^n$ is a differentiable function whose derivative function $f′$ is a constant function and such that $f(0)=0$, then $f$ is a is a linear map. I am a little lost on this. I know ...
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If $dx/dy =\sin(x)$ then is $dy/dx = 1/\sin(x)$?

If $\dfrac{dx}{dy} = \sin(x),$ then is $\dfrac{dy}{dx} = \dfrac{1}{\sin(x)}$? I'm trying to understand how to manipulate $dx$ and $dy$ quantities effectively.
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How can I differentiate this equation? $\sin(x)^{\cos{y}}+\sin{y}^{\cos{x}}=3$

$$\sin(x)^{\cos{y}}+\sin{y}^{\cos{x}}=3$$ I solved a similar equation where those 2 functions were equal to each other by taking the natural log for both sides but now I don't know what to do, taking ...
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Diffferentiability of complex functions

I need you help me please. I don't know how solve this Find $f_{z}$ y $f_{\bar{z}}$ where $f(z)=\left |{z}\right |^{2} +\displaystyle\frac{z}{\bar{z}}$ moreover what points is differentiable f ? ...
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Critical points of $f(x, y, z) = \frac{x^5 + y^5+z^5}{x^2+y^2+z^2}$?

What are the critical points of $f(x, y, z) = \frac{x^5 + y^5+z^5}{x^2+y^2+z^2}$? I get a complicated system of equations which is not linear that I do not know how to solve when I equal the gradient ...
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Calculus proof attempt

Why does $$\frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}t}\left( \frac{\dot{y}}{\dot{x}}\right)\frac{1}{\dot{x}}$$ not yield the same result as $$ \frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}t}\left(\frac{1}{\dot{x}}\right) \ ...
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Why aren't integration and differentiation inverses of each other?

Integration is supposed to be the inverse of differentiation, but the integral of the derivative is not equal to the derivative of the integral: $$\dfrac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}x}\left(\int ...
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second derivative of a parametric equation

can someone please explain how in the proof for the second differential of a parametric function we get from to ? how do we calculate $\frac {d}{dt}$?
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What is difference between all of these derivatives?

In calculus II we were introduced to a bunch of new derivatives: the gradient, the derivative $D=\begin{bmatrix} \partial_{x_1} \\ \partial_{x_2} \\ \vdots \\ \partial_{x_n}\end{bmatrix}$, the ...
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how to prove that a function is not complex differentiable

I was working on a problem on the complex differentiability of the following function: $f(z)= z \operatorname{Re}(z)$. How to find the points where the given function is not differentiable. My ...