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I'm wondering, how does 2 multiplied by the first and second time derivatives of x equal the time derivative of the time derivative of x squared. Thanks.
nicksauce said:Let v = dx/dt and a = dv/dt. Then I believe he means, why does 2va = d/dt (v^2)?
It immediately follows from the chain rule:
d/dt(v^2) = 2v*d/dt(v) = 2va
The main difference between 2x and x² lies in their mathematical operations. 2x represents two times the value of x, while x² represents the square of x. This means that when x is multiplied by itself, the result is x². For example, 2x when x=3, would equal 6, while x² when x=3, would equal 9.
The graphs of 2x and x² differ in shape and steepness. The graph of 2x is a straight line with a slope of 2, while the graph of x² is a parabola with a slope that continuously increases as x increases.
The domain for both 2x and x² is all real numbers, as they can take on any value for x. However, the range is different. The range of 2x is also all real numbers, while the range of x² is only positive real numbers (including zero).
The time derivative of 2x is simply 2, as the derivative of a constant times a variable is just the constant. On the other hand, the time derivative of x² is 2x, as it follows the power rule for derivatives. This means that the derivative of x^n is n*x^(n-1), in this case n=2.
2x can be used to model relationships involving doubling or increasing by a constant factor. For example, if a company's profits double each year, 2x can be used to represent the annual profits. x² can be used to model relationships involving growth or acceleration, such as the distance of a falling object over time due to gravity.