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n'th and (n-1)'th derivative of $\frac{1}{x^n - a}$

I have a function of the form $f(x) = \frac{1}{x^n - a}$, and I need to programmatically find the n'th and (n-1)'th derivative of the function. Since the function has this specific form and that the ...
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differentiate the given function. Simplify your answers [closed]

In Exercise 1 through 28, differentiate the given function. Simplify your answers y=√2X
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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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If f is n-times differentiable, and $f^n$ is never 0, then f has at most n zeros in R

Let $n \ge 0$, let $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be n-times diff erentiable on $\mathbb{R}$, and assume that $f^{(n)}(x) \neq 0$ for all $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Show that $f$ has at most $n$ zeros ...
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Prove using Rolle's Theorem that an equation has exactly one real solution.

So the question is; Prove that the equation $x^7+x^5+x^3+1=0$ has exactly one real solution. You should use Rolle’s Theorem at some point in the proof. And I have, Since $f(x) = x^7+x^5+x^3+1$ ...
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finding value of constant such that function has distinct root

we have the function cubic function $$ x^3 -12x +k =0 $$ it has distinct root in $$ [0,2{]} $$ that task given to us is to find the the value of k satisfying the above conditions I proceeded ...
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Is the complex derivative “speed”?

The first thing I was told about the real derivative is that it's "how fast the function is growing" at a given point. This interpretation wasn't addressed in my complex analysis classes. Can the ...
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Critical numbers of $x^{-5}\log x$

On a homework problem, I got the wrong answer and figured out what to put in for it to be marked correct (online homework), but I am unsure why it is right. The problem is to find the critical ...
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How to prove that r is a double root if and only if it is a root of a polynomial and of its derivative.

I don't know how to start the question. The title is self explanatory. How to approach and make a formal proof?
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First derivative

What would be the further steps for the case like this: I am finding the first derivative of a function: $f(x) = \ln(1+x^2)$ So the procedure would then be: $f'(x) = \frac{2x}{1+x^2}$. $f'(x) ...