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

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Divergence of the Derivative of the Prime Counting Function

On the one hand, the Prime Counting Function $\pi_0(x)$ maybe be written $$ \pi_0(x) = \operatorname{R}(x^1) - \sum_{\rho}\operatorname{R}(x^{\rho}) \tag{1} $$ with $ \operatorname{R}(z) = ...
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Higher Order Derivative Proof .

I would appreciate if someone could check over my proof for this question and advise me if it is correct. My attempt so far; Now as $f$ is k times differentiable , it taylor series about $x_{0}$ ...
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Problem with differentiation under integral sign

Original problem: I have a problem in which i need to evaluate the integral: $$ \int_1^\infty \dfrac{\sqrt{r^2-1}e^{-\alpha r}}{r} dr\, $$ I have tried to evaluate it taking the $\alpha$ derivative, ...
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Inverse of a differentiable function equal to its derivative then f is analytic

I've found a nice problem concerning analytic functions. Here it is: Let $f: (0, \infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function differentiable on $(0, \infty)$ and such that $f^{-1} = f'$. Prove that ...
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Generalisation of kth derivative to real values of k

The answer to this question is most likely no, but I'm asking anyway: Assume that $f\in C^n(\mathbb {R,R})$. Is their any natural generalisation of the map $$\{1,2,\ldots,n\}\to C(\mathbb{R, ...
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Leibniz integral rule implementation

Can someone please explain to me why the following expression is true? I really tried to figure out how Leibniz integral rule works, but everytime I think I managed to figure out how to implement it, ...
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Partial derivative of a composite function $\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$

I am trying to understand a proof but I am stuck on this technical bit: Apart from the small typo highlighted, I don't really see how to get the big formula for the partial derivative of $v_i$ ...
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Closed form expression for constants

We have the constants $c_{k,n}$ defined by : $$c_{k,n}=\frac{d^{k}}{ds^{k}}\left(\frac{e^{\frac{1}{n(ns-1)}}e^{\psi\left(\frac{s-1}{s} \right )}}{s} \right )$$ Where $\psi(s)\;$ is the Digamma ...
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“Simple” proof of Lebesgue's Differentiation Theorem for dimension 1?

Lebesgue Differentiation Theorem for $\mathbb{R}$: Let $f:[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$ be intergable and $F(x)=\int_a^xf$. Then $F$ is differentiable almost everywhere in $[a,b]$ and $F'=f$ a.e. Is there a ...
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Differentiation under the Integral Sign

Let $X$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}$, and $Y$ be a measure space. Suppose that a function $f:X\times Y\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ satisfies the following conditions: 1.$f(x,y)$ is a measurable ...
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Chain rule for matrix - i'm confused

I googled around and searched inside the forum but I'm still confused about a problem. I have 2 matrix functions $f,g : \mathbb{R}^{n \times n} \times \mathbb{R}^{a \times b} \rightarrow ...
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Prove that the Weierstrass-type function is nowhere differentiable

Given $0<\alpha\leq1$. Show that the function $$f(x)=\sum_{j=1}^\infty 2^{-j\alpha}\sin(2^jx)$$ is nowhere differentiable. I have solved the case $x=0$. Taking $t_l=2^{-l-1}\pi$, then ...
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Find the slope at $t=16$ for $s(t) = $arctan$(\sqrt{t})$

A particle moves along the x axis so that its position at any time when t is greater than or equals zero is $s(t) = $arctan$(\sqrt{t})$. Find the velocity of the particle at $t=16$. The point of ...
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chain rule for derivations

Off we go. So let $b:X\rightarrow Y$ be a function from $X$ to $Y$ endowed with as much structure as it needs to make sense of the question :) and $a:Y\rightarrow \mathbb R$ a function into the reals. ...
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Derivatives of a Dirichlet polynomial

I am new here, so I don't know how this works exactly. If I do something wrong, please let me know. I'd like help to solve a problem I am studying: Let $A$ be finite set of positive integers and ...
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For every $x \in [a,b] , \exists n_x\in \mathbb Z^+$ such that $f^{(n_x) }(x)=0$ ; then to prove $f$ is a polynomial in $[a,b]$

Let $f:[a,b] \to \mathbb R$ be a continuous function having derivatives of all order such that for every $x \in [a,b] , \exists n_x\in \mathbb Z^+$ such that $f^{(n_x) }(x)=0$ ; then how do I show ...
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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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Distributions and primitives

I was wondering: if distributions are seen as a generalization of functions that "removes obstructions" to the operation of derivation, is there a generalization of functions that would remove any ...
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Intuition on second order partial derivatives

Inspired by smooth submanifolds of $\mathbb{R}^n$, I am looking for a good geometric way to think of second order partial derivatives of a locally smooth function $f:\mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow ...
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Equivalence of definitions of $C^k(\overline U)$

let $U$ be an open set of $\mathbb{R}^n$, that contains at least some open set. In Evans book we find the definition $$C^k(\overline U)=\{f \in C^k(U): D^\alpha f \text{ is uniformly continuous on ...
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Uniform Differentiability

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ be differentiable and such that $\nabla f$ is uniformly continuous. Show that $f$ is uniformly differentiable; that is, for any $\epsilon >0$, there is a $\delta ...
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Green's function for third order boundary value problems

How to find the Green's function $G(t,x)$ for the BVP consisting of the equation : $$u'''(t)=0 , \quad t\in (0,1)$$ and BC : $$u(0)=u'(p)=\int_q^1 w(s)u''(s) ds =0 $$ where $\frac12 < ...
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If $D:A\to A$ is a derivation, what can be said about the range of $D$?

What can be said about the relation between the domain and range of a derivation as a function? If $A$ is the domain, any space of functions, what does $D(A)$ look like, where $D$ is a derivation? ...
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Is $H^{\alpha}_{ij,k}=H^{\alpha}_{ik,j}$ for submanifolds in $R^n$?

Consider $\Sigma^n\subset {\bf R}^{n+p}$ a submanifold and $\{e_i, e_\alpha\}$ an orthonormal frame where the Greek indexes stand for the normal vectors. Then define $H^{\alpha}_{ij,k}=e_k\langle ...
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I can't find the critical points for this function. I showed my work :)

So, I have to find Critical Points of $y=\frac{1}{(x^3-x)}$ I know the derivative. Derivative = $(3x^2-1)/(x^3-x)^2$ To find Critical Points I equal to $0$. $x=1/\sqrt3$ and $x=-1/\sqrt3 $ But ...
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40th derivative of a function

I would like to have some verification to see if my answer is correct. The given function is $f(x)=ln(1+x^2)$ and I need the 40th derivative at $x=0$. Here is my work: Using series one can manipulate ...
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Derivative of a linear basis function over a moving mesh

Given a moving mesh $0=x_0(t)<x_1(t)<\cdots<x_N(t)<x_{N+1}(t)=1,$ where $t$ denotes the current time so that the mesh is moving with time. The linear basis function is then defined as ...
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How can we show that the functions are differentiable?

Show that the following functions $$f(x, y)=\frac{xy}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}} \\ f(x, y)=\frac{x^2y}{x^4+y^2}$$ are differentiable at each point of the domain. Determine which of them is $C^1$. $$$$ The ...
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Proof of Lipschitz continuous

Wikipedia says that an everywhere differentiable function g : R → R is Lipschitz continuous (with K = sup |g′(x)|) if it has bounded first derivative. How to prove that?
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If $f$ is differentiable at $x_0$, then $\lim_{h\rightarrow 0}(f(x_0 + ah) - f(x_0))/h = af'(x_0)$

If $f$ is differentiable at $x_0$ and $a\in \mathbb R$, show that $ \lim_{h\rightarrow 0} {f(x_0 + ah) - f(x_0) \over h} = af'(x_0)$ EDIT Suppose $u = ah $ then $ h = a/u$. So now we have $$ ...
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Can this summation be expressed differently?

Lets say I have a sum that states the following $$ \sum_{j=0}^{k-c} {k-c \choose j}\ln(a)^{k-c-j} \frac{d^j}{dx^j}[(x)_c] $$ where $(x)_c$ is the falling factorial such that $$ (x)_c = ...
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If $\overline f=f-f'(a)$ then how is $\overline {f'(a)}=0$?

Below is the definition of a function being differentiable at a point, given in my notes: A function $f:A \rightarrow Y$ is said to be differentiable at $a \in A$ if there is a linear map $T \in ...
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Proving $f'(x)<0$ using sequential criterion of limit.

I'm trying to prove the following: Let $f:\mathbb R\rightarrow\mathbb R$ be a function twice differentiable such that $\forall x\in \mathbb R , f(x)>0$ $\forall x\in \mathbb R , f''(x)>0$ ...
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Roots of derivative of q-expontial function

Let the q-deformation of the exponential function be defined by $$ e_q(z)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty{\frac{z^n}{[n]_q!}}. $$ Eq. (1.8) of this paper provides the product representation $$ ...
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Strange things on WolframAlpha: derivation, modulo and doubling result

I asked WA what is the derivative of $\frac1{\cos((x \bmod \pi/2)-\pi/4))}$ equal to for $x=0$. A very strange result came out. The exact result is $-\sqrt2 \mathsf{Mod}^{(1,0)}(0,\frac\pi2)$, ...
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Proof regarding derivatives and Mean Value Theorem.

Original question: $f$ is continuous on $[a,b]$ and differentiable on $(a,b)$. Show that for any $c \in (a,b)$ that is not a point of maximum or minimum for $f'$, there exist $x_1, x_2 \in (a,b)$ ...
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Prove the following expression is true.

Let $x_1,...,x_{n+1}$ be arbitrary points in $[a,b]$ and let $$Q(x)= \prod\limits_{i=1}^{n+1} (x-x_i)$$Now suppose $f$ is an n times differentiable function and tha P is a polynomial function of ...
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The second derivative as a limit

It is well-known that if $f$ is twice differentiable at $a$, then $$ f''(a) = \lim_{h\to 0} \frac{f(a+2h)-2f(a+h) + f(a)}{h^2}. $$ See e.g. this question or this question. On the other hand, the ...
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Taylor Expansions in Spherical Coordinates (Generator of Rotations)

We can expand a smooth function $f:\mathbb{R}^3\to \mathbb{R}$ in a Taylor series: $$f((x^1,x^2,x^3)+(h^1,h^2,h^3))=f(x^1,x^2,x^3)+h_i\frac{\partial f}{\partial x^i}+h_ih_j\frac{\partial^2 f}{\partial ...
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Integration over time by having derivation

Assume we want to find the following integration: \begin{equation}\int_{t=0}^{\infty} p(t)dt\end{equation} where $p(0)=p$ and also $$\frac{dp(t)}{dt}=-p(t)(1-p(t))\mu$$. Is there any easy way to ...
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A vector analysis question requiring multivariable calculus

The question is taken from a Vector-Analysis worksheet as an extension exercise, here is the first part: Let $\underline{v}$ be a vector field $\mathbb{R}^{2} \backslash (0,0)$ of the form ...
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If a positive decreasing function satisfies $f(0)=1$ and $f''\le f$ on $[0,1)$, then $f'(0)\ge-\sqrt{2}$

Let, $f(x)$ be a twice differentiable function defined on $(-1, 1)$ and $f(0) = 1$. Let, $f(x) ≥ 0$, $f'(x) ≤ 0$ and $f''(x) ≤ f(x)$ for all $x ≥ 0$. Show that, $f'(0) ≥ -√2$. I am telling you ...
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Showing that the n first derivatives of (x²-1)^n have at least r roots (for the r-th derivative)?

I have f(x) = (x²-1)^n. I want to show that, for r = 0,1,2,...,n, the r-th derivative is a polynomial (that's easy to show) that has no fewer than r distinct roots in (-1,1). I guess I need to use ...
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Wanted: simple invertible function with specified derivative properties

I'm looking for a positive function $F(x)$, defined for positive real numbers, with the following properties. $F(x)$ is expressible with the standard computer math library routines; $F(x)$ is ...
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Second derivative

I have this functional on $H^1_0$ defined by $J(u)=\frac12||u||^2-\int_0^1 F(t,u(t)) dt $ where $F(t,u(t))=\int_0^u f(t,s) ds $ and i have $J'(u)h= \int_0^1u'(t)h'(t) dt - \int_0^1f(t,u(t)) h(t) ...
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Text with alternative definition of “derivative”?

Instantaneous rates of change are conventionally defined as limits of difference quotients. Rates of things moving at constant speed are definable without delicate issues. If I pass someone moving ...
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Is this answer sufficient to prove? The question is related to second partial derivatives.

Is this answer sufficient to prove ? Does there exist a notation mistake or else? Problem Suppose that the functions $\varphi: \mathbb R \rightarrow \mathbb R$ and $\psi: \mathbb R \rightarrow ...
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Question on derivative

I have this : And i don't understand (3.5) . i.e : why $\displaystyle\frac{d}{dt} G_t(\eta(t)u)=(G'_t(\eta),\eta ')+\partial_tG_t(\eta))$ Please Thank you .
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Derivative of this formula?

I'm studying Solid State Electronics and at one point my book says: $$\dfrac{\text{d}x_n}{\text{d}V_a}= \dfrac{1}{N_d} \left(\dfrac{\varepsilon_s}{2q(\frac{1}{N_a}+\frac{1}{N_d})(\phi_i ...
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least squares: verify simple derivative

What is the derivative of $||Y-X\beta||_2$ w.r.t $X$? I have $(Y-X\beta)^T(Y-X \beta) = Y^TY-Y^TX \beta-\beta^TX^TY+\beta^TX^TX\beta$ which gives the derivative as $-Y\beta^T -Y\beta^T ...