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

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derivative of a recursive vector-valued function

I have a recursive vector-valued function $$\mathbf{y}(t)=\mathbf{W}\mathbf{y}(t-1).$$ To compute the derivative of $\mathbf{y}(t)$ with respect to $\mathbf{W}$, do I need to use the product rule? ...
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Verify $\frac {\partial B} {\partial T} =$ $\frac{c}{(e^\frac{hf}{kT}-1)^2}\frac{hf}{kT^2}e^\frac{hf}{kT}$

Find an expression for $\frac {\partial B} {\partial T}$ applied to the Black-Body radiation law by Planck: $$B(f,T)=\frac{2hf^3}{c^2\left(e^\frac{hf}{kT}-1\right)}$$ The correct answer (I believe) ...
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Show that $\frac {\partial B} {\partial T} =$ $\frac{c}{(\exp\frac{hf}{kT}-1)^2}\frac{hf}{kT^2}$

Find an expression for $\frac {\partial B} {\partial T}$ applied to the Black-Body radiation law by Planck: $$B(f,T)=\frac{2hf^3}{c^2\left(\exp\frac{hf}{kT}-1\right)}$$ The correct answer is $\frac ...
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Derivative of sum of two functional derivatives with different ranges

I have a functional of the the following form, $(o<a<1)$ : $F(g(x)) = \int_0^a \! g(x) x \, \mathrm{d}x. + \int_a^1 \! (g(x)-k)x^2 \, \mathrm{d}x. $ I want to find $ \frac{\partial ...
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Question about differentiability, definition and consequences.

Let $E,F$ be normed spaces, we say $f:E \to F$ is differentiable in $x_0\in E$ if there exist $Df(x_0) \in \mathcal{L}(E,F)$ such that $$\lim_{h\to 0}\frac{f(x+h)-f(x)-Df(x_0)(h)}{\|h\|}=0$$ or ...
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Prove or Disprove a Property of $f$

Let $f:[0,1]\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ be a differentiable function, prove or give a counter-example that there exists a $c\in[0,1]$ such that $\frac{4[f(1)-f(0)]}{\pi}=(1+c^2)f'(c)$ attempt: I tried to ...
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second derivative of the composition of two multivariable functions

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be open, and let $\gamma: \mathbb{R} \to U$ and $f: U \to \mathbb{R}$ be to functions that are differentiable at least twice. I want to show that $\frac{d^2}{dt^2}(f ...
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5 point derivative filter [on hold]

n many of the paper it is said that 5 point derivative filter transfer function is given by $$H(z) = \left(\frac{1}{8T}\right)(-z^{-2} - 2z^{-1} + 2z + z^{2}).$$ But no one has given detailed ...
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Solving a given complex integral

I am trying to solve a problem that involves solving the integral $$\int\frac{1}{\sqrt{y^2 + a^2}} \left(\frac{\sqrt{y^2 + a^2}}{k} - 1\right)^pdy$$ Where $$p=1-\frac{1}{1+n}, n>1$$$, $n$ is an ...
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How to find the value of $2g(1)+2f(1)-h(1)$?

If $$\lim_{ m\to\infty }{ \frac { x^{ m }f(1)+h(x)+1 }{ 2x^m+3x+3 } }$$ is continuous at $x=1$ and $g(1)=\lim_{ x\to0}(\ln x)^{ 2/\ln(x) }$ then how to find the value of $2g(1)+2f(1)-h(1)$? Assume ...
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A unusual inequality about function $\ln$

These day,I met a unusual inequality when I solve a difficult problem, and proving the inequality means I have done the work! Could you show me how to prove it or deny it? By the way, I believe that ...
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Which is derivative of $\frac{\partial \log( x^tA)}{\partial x}$

I have a vector $x=[x_1 \ldots x_n]^T$ and matrix $n \times n$: A. I want to find the derivative of $\log(x^TA)$ w.r.t $x$ $$\frac{\partial \log( x^tA)}{\partial x}$$ Could you help me solve that ...
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Differentiate the Function $g(x)= \ln\ \frac{a-x}{a+x}$

$$g(x)= \ln\ \frac{a-x}{a+x}$$ $$\frac{dy}{dx}\ =\frac{d}{dx}\ \ln \frac{a-x}{a+x}$$ $$g'(x) = \frac{1}{\frac{a-x}{a+x}}\cdot\frac{1}{1}\ \ln\ \frac{a+x}{a-x}$$ $$g'(x)= \frac{a+x}{a-x}$$ This ...
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First derivative of energy function [on hold]

Given the following energy function $E(d)$ (also found here on page 3): $$ E_d = \sum_{x,y \in \Omega} \left(d_{x,y} - \hat{d}_{x,y}\right)^2 + \lambda \sum_{x,y} \left( ...
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Differential Calculus Problem - Sphere volume increasing (differentiation of algebraic functions)

The Air is pumped into a spherical ball which expands at a rate of 8cm^3 per second. Find the exact rate of increase of the radius of the ball when the radius is 2 cm. I have tried this question, ...
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diffeomorphism inbetween two subsets of $\mathbb{R}^2$

Consider the function $$f: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2, \space\space f(x, y) := \pmatrix{x(1-y) \cr x y}$$ Now first, why is $f$ continuously differentiable? Then, I want to prove that $f$ ...
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Continuity/Differentiability of parametric function

I'm having a problem in understanding the nature of this function:Continuity and Differentiatiability of the following function parametrically defined. $x=2t-|t-1|$ and $y=2t^2+t|t|$ Will it be ...
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How to prove $f(x)$ is differentiable at $x=0$ [on hold]

A real valued function satisfies $$|f(x)| \leq x^{2}\quad \forall \quad x\in R $$ then how to prove f(x) is differentiable at x=0 ?
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Trigonometric derivative?

Hello everyone how would I solve the following derivative. $f(x)=5x^3\tan(x)+\cot(2x)$ I know the derivative of $\tan(x)$ is $\sec^2(x)$ So would I do $15x^2\sec^2(x)-\csc(2x)$ As my ...
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Am I using the chain rule correctly?

I'm supposed to find $y'$ and $y''$ of this function: $$y=e^{\alpha x} \sin\beta x$$ This is what I have done so far: $$y'=e^{\alpha x}\sin\beta x\cdot \alpha x'\sin\beta x\cdot \sin'\beta x \cdot ...
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Are these two compositions of two functions differentiable?

Assuming $U=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^2:x_1^2+x_2^2<1\}$ is the open unit circle in the plane and $f,g:U\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^2$ two functions with $f(0)=g(0)=0$. $f$ is Fréchet-differentiable in $0$, and ...
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How to calculate this derivative $D^{\alpha}f(x)$?

Let $v\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be a fixed vector, and $f$ a function given by $f(x)=\cos(x\bullet v)$, where $x\bullet y$ is the dot product. What is the derivative $D^{\alpha}f(x)$ for $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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Matrices derivative

I have a linear product of matrices, I did solve most of it, however, I stop at this component $(X^T W^T D W X)^{-1}$. Given that $X$ is $n \times p$ matrix and $D$ is $n\times n$ matrix. $W$ is a ...
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Differential of square map in Lie group away from identity

I've looked everywhere for this specific example but couldn't find it. Probably simple but I only need it for a small application and my Lie theory is very rusty. Let $G$ be an arbitrary Lie group ...
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Existence of differentiable functions on $\mathbb R$ whose derivative is constant on the complement of uncountable set but not everywhere

Let $ A $ be a countable subset of the set of real numbers and $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be a differentiable function such that $f'$ is constant on $\mathbb R \setminus A$ , then I know that $f'$ is ...
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Why does the derivative of sine only work for radians?

I'm still struggling to understand why the derivative of sine only works for radians. I had always thought that radians and degrees were both arbitrary units of measurement, and just now I'm ...
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When can I use the natural log to help solve an integral?

Why is it okay to do this: $\int \frac{1}{x-2}dx = \ln(x-2)$ but not this: $\int \frac{1}{1-x^2}dx = \ln(1-x^2)$
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What is wrong in my $f'(x)$?

We have $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}, f(x)=\frac{x^2-x+1}{x^2+x+1}$ and we need to find $f'(x)$. Here is all my steps: ...
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Hesse matrix is negatively semidefinite if a function has a local maximum

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be open, and let $f: U \to \mathbb{R}$ be at least twice continuously differentiable. Also, we assume $f$ has a local maximum $a \in U$. I now want to show that the Hesse ...
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Calculus: simpler way of showing that derivative is negative?

I want to show that $\frac{1-(1-\beta)^N}{\beta}$ is strictly decreasing in $\beta$ for $\beta \in (0,1)$ and $N \geq 2$. My approach so far is as follows: I take the derivative with respect to ...
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Are polynomials infinitely many times differentiable?

Are polynomials infinitely many times differentiable? If so, does it only mean that at some point we reach 0 and then we keep on getting 0? Thank you!
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How to take derivative of $F(u)=\sum_{i=1}^{N} \int f^2(x) u_i^q(x) dx $

I have to find the derivative of a function. Could you help me to find it $$F(u)=\sum_{i=1}^{N} \int_{\Omega} f^2(x) u_i^q(x) dx $$ where $q \ge 1$, $f(x): \Omega \to R$, $u_i$ is membership ...
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Why can't a non-zero polynomial satisfy some equations?

I'm having a hard time visually picturing/understanding how to explain why a non-zero polynomial function cannot satisfy the equation: $f''(x)$ = $-f(x)$ So is it basically asking to explain why a ...
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Slopes of inverse functions

I have a question that states if $f(x) = x^3+3x-1$ from $(-\infty,\infty)$ calculate $g'(3)$using the formula $$ g'(x)= \left(\frac1{f'(g(x))}\right )$$ If I am thinking about this correctly does ...
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How to find $f(\frac{1}{\sqrt3})$ and $f'(1)$? [on hold]

It is given that $$f(x)+f(y)=f\left(\frac { x+y }{ 1-xy } \right)$$ for real values of $x$ and $y$ $(xy \neq 1)$ and $$\lim _{ x\to0 }{ \frac { f(x) }{ x } }=2$$ How do we find ...
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Find maximum of a function

I want to find the maximum of a function. $$ d = \frac{35}{3} + \frac{7}{3}\sin( \frac{2\pi}{365}t ) $$ I don't know if I applied the chain rule correctly. $$ w = \frac{2\pi}{365}t $$ $$ w' = ...
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Lebesgue differentiation

Some days back I was doing the lebsegue integration. I was amazed by the integration's ability to maximize the potential of Reinman integration. Are there any new differentiation (except the metric ...
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Constructing Polynomial Function from Set of Points and Slopes

I only have a basic knowledge of calculus but I would like to know if it's possible to, given a set of points each with their own slopes, construct the simplest (or any) polynomial function that ...
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If $f(x+y^3)=f(x)+[f(y)]^3$ and $f'(0)\ge0$, what can $f(10)$ be? [on hold]

A real valued function satisfies the condition: $f(x+y^3)=f(x)+[f(y)]^3$ for all real $x$, $y$. If $f'(0)\ge0$ how to find $f(10)$ ?
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Gradient of the Fourier transform of a function

I am wondering if there is a simple way to express the first variation of the Fourier transform of a function as a function of said function. In other words, if $g:x\mapsto F(f)(x)$, where $F(f)$ is ...
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Derivative of the function $y = 2^{\sqrt{\tan x}}$

How to find derivative of the following function: $y = 2^{\sqrt{\tan x}}$ , $y' = ?$ I did the following $$\frac{d}{dx}2^{\sqrt{\tan x}} = 2^{\sqrt{\tan x}}\ln{2}(\sqrt{\tan}x)'$$ and stopped here. ...
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How can I show that this function is smooth?

I got an assignment which I just can't find the right way to solve and I hope that someone could help me out here. It goes like this: Let $\Omega\in R^n$ be a domain and $b_1,...,b_n:\Omega\to R^n$ ...
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Chain rule differentiation [on hold]

Can any one show me the steps to differentiate $v^2$ according to chain rule? Why is derivative of $v^2$ found out by chain rule and not by exponent formula?
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Continuously differentiable operator

if i consider the operator $A$ defined on $H^1_0$ by $$Au(t)=\int_0^1 G(t,s) f(s,u(s))ds$$ where $$ G(t,s)=\begin{cases} t(1-s),~~t\leq s\\s(1-t),~~s\leq t\end{cases}$$ What is the expretion of $A'u$ ...
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Derivative by Definition of $\frac{\sin^2(x)}{e^x-1}$

I have to prove the derivative by definition of $$\frac{\sin^2(x)}{e^x-1}$$ $$f^{\prime}(x)=\lim_{\Delta x \to 0}{\frac{f(x+\Delta x)-f(x)}{\Delta x}}$$ $$\large f^{\prime}(x)=\lim_{\Delta x \to ...
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Derivative of a trigonometric function

What is the derivative of $$\cos^2 a (\tan a - \tan b)$$ Please anyone explain in detail. The differentiation is with respect to $a$. I tried to obtain the answer using chain rule, but didn't get it. ...
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Product rule for Hessian matrix

Let $f: \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ and $g: \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$. Is there a general formula for the Hessian matrix of their product? That is, what is $H(f(x) g(x))$, where $H(f(x)) = ...
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Positive derivative on [0,1] implies a continuous derivative on [0,1]

If a real-valued function F defined on [0,1] is differentiable with positive derivative f everywhere on [0,1], can we conclude that f is continuous?
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n-th derivative test.

Let $f(x)$ be a function such that it is $n$ times differentiable and $f^{'}(a)=f^{''}=(a)f^{'''}=(a)....=f^{n-1}(a)=0$ and $f^{n}\ne0.$ The $n^{th}$ derivative test tells us about the concavity of ...