Thread: Deriv of xtanx
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PrudensOptimus
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Oct9-03, 11:24 PM
P: 640
y = x tan x

y' = tan x + x*sec^2(x)

y'' = sec^2(x) + d/dx (x*sec^2(x))

= ... + (d/dx(sec^2(x)) + sec^2(x))

= ... + (2secx + sec^2(x))

= 2sec^3 x + sec^4(x)

what did I do wrong?? in book it says y'' = something else.
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