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Name: mussawar Who is asking: Student Level of the question: Secondary Question: hi plz if you can explain these to clear my confustion. |
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Hi Mussawar, Think of
If you now want the second derivative you differentiate again and get
Using this notation, if the function you want to differentiate is y then the derivative is
and the second derivative is
Now I can treat this as an operator that operates on a function and gives you the second derivative. What I see is
so the operator that says "second derivative" is
To simplify the notation we sometimes write this as
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