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

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Some doubts with the sign of a derivative

Good evening to everyone. The derivative is defined in the following order: $$ \frac{d}{dx} f(x)=\frac{{-x^2-x+11}}{\left(x+3\right)^2}e^{2-x}\:$$ for $ x < -3 $ $$\:\frac{d}{dx}f(x)=\frac{{x^2+x-...
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find ${dy}/{dx}$ if $x^y + y^x = 1$

Find ${dy}/{dx}$ if $x^y + y^x = 1$. I have no idea how to approach this problem. Can somebody please explain this to me?
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What is $\vec{v}(\vec{\gamma}(t))$?

If we got the curve $\vec{\gamma}:[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R^3}$ $$\vec{\gamma}(t) = \left(\! \begin{array}{c} t \\ t^2+1 \\ t \end{array} \!\right) $$ And the vector field $\vec{v}:\mathbb{R^3}\...
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(Conceptual_Calculus) Differential Conditions v. Derivative Conditions

I have few questions regarding the reason we learn about the differential conditions in higher dimensions and dealing with multivariable calculus. In the context of optimization (e.g. finding ...
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What is the difference between derevative w.r.t a vector and directional derivative?

Say we have a scalar-valued function $f: \mathbb R^3 \rightarrow \mathbb R$, such that: $$f(\mathbf x) = \mathbf x^T\mathbf a$$ $\mathbf x$ and $\mathbf a$ are two vectors. The derivative of $f$ ...
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mixed partial derivative of a function

Find second order mixed partial derivative, $\frac{\partial^{2} f}{\partial y \partial x}$ of $$\frac{x \log(y)}{ye^x}$$ I am not able approach this problem. I tried differentiating it wrt $x$ (...
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Derivative problem(I think, that is Implicit function theorem)

I have a function: $$F(x,y) = 2x^4 + 3y^3 +5xy$$ And input $x$ and output $y$ we know that this relation $F(x,y) = 10$ confirms. We know, that this happens when x = 1 and y = 1. By small change of ...
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Is finding the extreme points of a differentiable function by first derivative always correct?

I came across this question where I was asked to find the local minimum and local maximum of the function $$y=\sec x + 2\ln(|\cos x|),$$ domain of $x$ being $(0,2\pi)-\{\pi/2 , 3\pi/2\}$. I found its ...
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Verify $y=x^aZ_p\left(bx^c\right)$ is a solution to $y''+\left(\frac{1-2a}{x}\right)y'+\left[(bcx^{c-1})^2+\frac{a^2-p^2c^2}{x^2}\right]y=0$

In order for the question that I have to make any sense I must first include some background information as given in my textbook: The standard form of Bessel's differential equation is $$x^2y^{\...
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$f \in C^2(\mathbb R)$ , $(f(x))^2 \le 1$ ; $(f'(x))^2+(f''(x))^2 \le 1 $ ; then is $(f(x))^2+(f'(x))^2 \le 1 $?

Let $f \in C^2(\mathbb R)$ be such that $$(f(x))^2 \le 1 ; (f'(x))^2+(f''(x))^2 \le 1 , \forall x \in \mathbb R$$ Then is it true that $(f(x))^2+(f'(x))^2 \le 1 , \forall x \in \mathbb R$ ? I ...
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Derivative of narrowband signals

I just read a statement in an article that "for a narrowband signal $u(t), -\frac{d^2(u)}{dt^2} \sim u(t)$". Is this appropriate? Here, $u(t)$ is a transient displacement field and we are talking ...
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Help with derivative of integral function?

How do you differentiate: $\displaystyle f(x)=\int_{a}^{b}e^{x^{2}+t^{2}}dt$ I tried writing $f(x)$ as the difference of the antiderivative of the function $\displaystyle e^{x^{2}+t^{2}}$ and I get $\...
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Differentiation product of functions in multidimensional Analysis

Define $k: \mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}^{m\times m}$ such that $ k(x)=g(x)f(x)^T$, where $f: \mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}^m, g: \mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}^m$ are differentiable functions. Prove that $k$...
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Partial derivative definition

What is the partial derivative of $$\frac{\partial x}{\partial y}$$ when $x$ and $y$ are a part of a function $f(x,y)$? Using an example of: $$f(x,y) = x+y$$ Given the definition of holding all ...
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Maxima and minima nth derivative reasoning

I found a statement somewhere in my notes that if we have a higher order function and lets say we take the nth derivative of it. If n is odd and the result turns out to be any number except zero then ...
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How can we say the derivative is exact if the difference quotient has a domain restriction?

I think I've finally been able to voice my confusion when it comes to derivatives and limits. Let's first look at the difference quotient for a function $f(x)=x^2$ $$\lim_{h\to0} \frac{f(x+h)-f(x)}{...
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Differential Application [on hold]

I have the following question. One hour after $x$ milligrams of a particular drug are given to a person, the change in body temperature $T$ (in degrees Fahrenheit) is given by: $$T(x)=x^2\left(1 - \...
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Increasing function with $f'(x)=f(f(x))$ [duplicate]

Is there a strictly increasing function $f: \mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $f'(x)=f(f(x))$ for all $x$?
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Defining derivatives and integrals for hyperoperations > 2

Derivatives and Integrals are continuous generalizations of the Forward Difference and Summation additive operators respectively. We can do the same with multiplication and get multiplicative calculus ...
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Examples of (not) uniformly continuous, non-differentiable, non-periodic functions

Let $I\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ and $f:I\to\mathbb{R}.$ $(0)$ If $f$ is discontinuous on $I$, then it is not uniformly continuous. $(1)$ Suppose $I$ is open and bounded. If $f$ is unbounded on $I$,...
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shifting integration variable and taking derivative seemingly giving problem

I am doing loop integral in quantum field theory, and an issue in shifting integration variable is giving me a problem. Let me illustrate with an example. I have an integral that looks approximately ...
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Derivative of the magnitude of a vector. Does it exist, or not?

I have a puzzling situation involving derivatives. I want to derivate: $$ \frac{d}{dx}| \mathbf F(x)| $$ This was actually something involving physics. Lets be 2-dimensional for simplicity. Let a ...
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Evaluating a statement without calculating the indefinite integral

I'm cramming for a supplementary exam so you might see a ton of questions like these in the 48+ hours to come <3 The question is more of just a yes or no ; Evaluate the statement without ...
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Derivative of Incomplete Gamma Function

For the following incomplete Gamma function: \begin{equation} Γ(1+d,A-c \ln x)=\int_{A-c\ln x}^{\infty}t^{(1+d)-1}e^{-t}dt \end{equation} I am trying to calculate the derivative of $Γ$ with respect ...
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Study of differentiablity of function

Study the differentiability of the function $f:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ $f(x,y)=\begin{cases} \frac{x^3+y^3}{x^2+\left|y\right|} & (x,y)\ne(0,0) \\ 0 &(x,y)=(0,0) \\ ...
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Derivatives with different rules

I'm having trouble with this one problem that just deals with deriving. I can't seem to figure out how they got their answer. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! $ \frac{(x+1)^2}{(x^2+1)^3} $ The ...
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Differentiablity at $0$ of a function $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ which is twice differentiable in $\mathbb R \setminus \{0\}$

Let $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be a function , twice differentiable in $\mathbb R \setminus \{0\}$ such that $f'(x)<0<f''(x) , \forall x <0$ and $f'(x)>0>f''(x) , \forall x >0$ ; ...
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Find the Derivatives of $g(x) = \sqrt{3-2x^2}$ and $h(x) = \ln {(x^2 – x)}$

I am asked to find the derivatives of $g(x) =\sqrt{3-2x^2}$ and $h(x) = \ln{(x^2 – x)} $ For: $g(x)h(x)$ and $\dfrac{h(x)}{g(x)}$ and $h^3 (x)$ First off I am not sure if my derivatives are ...
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Can this $dx$ be taken out?

I have this expression: $$\frac{1}{f(x)}\frac{df(x)}{dx}=\frac{dg(x)}{dx}$$ Can the two $dx$ be "simplified"? Namely, to get $$\frac{df(x)}{f(x)}=dg(x)$$ Is this right? If it is, what is the ...
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Second derivative of a composite function

Say, we have three Banach spaces $X, Y, Z$ and $g:X \to Y, \ \ f:Y \to Z$ are twice (Fréchet) differenciable. The question is: what is $(f \circ g)''$? Since $(f \circ g)'':X \to \mathcal{L}^2(X,Z)$...
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Find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ if $x^3 + x^2y + xy^2 + y^3 = 81$

I need to find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ if $x^3 + x^2y + xy^2 + y^3 = 81$ I am trying to first get y in terms of x, but that is quite lengthy and feels like I am doing something wrong. How do I go about this ...
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More convenient form of derivative of $\mathrm{sinc}(x)$

$\mathrm{sinc}(x)$ is defined as $\frac{\sin(x)}{x}$ except continuous at $x=0$ (insert the removable singularity). The derivative of $\mathrm{sinc}(x)$ is usually given as the derivative of $\frac{\...
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Understanding a calculation deduced for the function $\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)$

With my current knowledges I don't know if this is a bad question, but since I am interesting in this kind of calculations I want to ask you, if I was wrong or if if my statement is obvious. From ...
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Derivative of $\log x$

If for the function $f$ there exists $g$ such that $g(f(x)) = x $, find the derivative of $g$. Then use this for computing the derivative of $f(x) = \log(x)$ I tried this: $(g(f(x)))´ = g´(f(x))f´(...
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How to calculate $∇(r^2/(2z(1+a/z^2)))$ in cylindrical coordinates

How to calculate $$∇\bigg(\frac{(ρ^2)}{2z(1+\frac{a}{z^2})}\bigg)$$ where the function is in cylindrical coordinates $$ρ^2=x^2+z^2$$ $$∇\bigg(\frac{x^2+z^2}{2z(1+\frac{a}{z^2})}\bigg)$$ Is the ...
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Sign of the derivative $ -e^{\frac{1}{2x+2}}\left(sgn\left(x\right)+\frac{1-\left|x\right|}{2\left(x+1\right)^2}\right) $

Good morning to everyone. I have a problem with finding the sign of a derivative: $$ \frac{d}{dx}f(x)=-e^{\frac{1}{2x+2}}\left(sgn\left(x\right)+\frac{1-\left|x\right|}{2\left(x+1\right)^2}\right) $$ ...
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Critical points of a cubic function

There is a function $x^3 - 6x^2 + 9x + 1$. Its critical points are $1$ and $3$. I am very confused, if these points are maximum and minimum points respectively or are both inflection points. Can ...
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Derivative of dot product with transposed function

According to this post Derivative of dot product I have a similar task: $$\langle f(x),g(x) \rangle = f(x)g(x)^T=j(x)$$ I have to show: $j'(x)=g'(x)f(x)^T+g(x)^Tf'(x)$ I know how to ...
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How can I prove that $(0,0)$ saddle-type inflection point of $x|y|+y|x|$?

How can I prove that (0,0) is saddle-type inflection point? the function is: $f(x,y)=x|y|+y|x|$ How can I find the second derivative by $x$ (for the hessian matrix)
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Mean continuity of gradient

Let $f:\mathbb R^n\longrightarrow R$ be a differentiable function, and suppose $\nabla f$ is bounded. Prove that $$\lim_{r\to 0}\frac{1}{\omega_n r^n}\int_{B_r(x)}[\nabla f(y)-\nabla f(x)] dy=0.$$ ...
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Why can this differential equation be written in $3$ different ways?

Suppose we have the following differential equation using operator notation: $$(D-x)(D+x)y=0\tag{1}$$ where $$D=\frac{d}{dx}$$ Now I could rewrite $(1)$ as $$\begin{align}\require{enclose}(D-x)(D+x)y&...
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Translating Logistic Regression loss function to Softmax

I currently have a program which takes a feature vector and classification, and applies it to a known weight vector to generate a loss gradient using Logistic Regression. This is that code: ...
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Differentiation of a floor function using Mean Value Theorem

I came acroos the following function today which gave different results for its differentiation. Here is it $$f(x)=\lfloor x\rfloor\text{ at }x \in [1,2]$$. In the above function, the value of f(x) ...
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function is not differentiable on $\mathbb R\setminus\{0\}$

I need to prove that the given function $f$ is not differentiable on $\mathbb R \setminus\{0\}$. $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} x^2, \ x \in \mathbb{Q}\\ 0, \ x \in \mathbb{R}-\mathbb{Q} \end{cases} $$ ...
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Derivatives that are tangent to the original function

I was recently studying parabolas $ f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c $ whose derivative $f'(x) = 2ax + b$ is tangent to itself -- one example would be $f(x) = x^2 -6x +10;$ it is easy to see that if $c = a + \...
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Intuition behind the derivative of are of a square? How to properly use the derivative ?

If I derive the formula $$S=16t^2$$, where S denotes the distance and t denotes time I get $$ds/dt= 32t$$. This in return give me a formula for the speed of the object at any time t. However if we ...
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Derivative of $\arcsin \frac{x-1}{x+1}$

I was looking at a question that asks for the derivative of $\arcsin (\frac {x+1}{x-1}) $. The solution starts by saying $y = \frac{x+1}{x-1}$, so $1-y^2= \frac{4x}{(x+1)^2}$ and $\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-y^...
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How many solutions does $a^x=2016x$ for $a > 0$ have?

How many solutions does $a^x=2016x$ for $a > 0$ and $x \in \mathbb{R}$ have? Note that for $x < 0$ we have $a^x > 0$ and $2016x < 0$ so we can consider only $x \ge 0$. Let $f(x) = 2016x - ...
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Derivative of dot product of Residual Sum Square in matrix notation

I am trying to derive the following expression w.r.t. $\beta$: \begin{equation} RSS(\beta) = (\mathbf{y} - \mathbf{X} \beta)^T (\mathbf{y} - \mathbf{X} \beta) \end{equation} I know that the ...