The first derivative represents the slope of a tangent at a point on the function's curve.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The second derivative represents the concavity of the function's curve.

However I am unable to figure out what the other derivatives of a function represent either physically or geometrically.

Pleae help.

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# Geometrical representation of the nth derivative

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