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Homework Help: High Order Derivative Help

  1. Nov 5, 2005 #1
    Hey guys,

    My function is : y=(1-x^2)^3
    I found my first derivative as : -6x(1-x^2)^2
    But i cant seem to find the second derivative.

    Do I use the product rule?
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2005 #2
    You are right use the product rule
    [tex]
    f(x)=u(x)v(x)
    [/tex]
    then
    [tex]
    f'(x) = u'(x)v(x) + v'(x)u(x)
    [/tex]
    here [itex]u(x)=-6x[/itex] and [itex]v(x)=(1-x^2)^2[/itex]
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2005
  4. Nov 5, 2005 #3
    Thanks A lot
     
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