Does the third derivative have any physical significance in relation to the original function?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

For instance, the first derivative is the slope function (and can be used to find the local max/min). And the second derivative demonstrates the concavity/curvature of the original function (or the rate at which the slope changes).

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# The third derivative.

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