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This display allows you to investigate the first and second derivatives of some composite functions.
Select composite function:

## Summary/Background

 A note about graphic calculators1st and 2nd derivatives can be displayed on your graphic calculator, for example, on the TI-83: Select the Y= screen:Enter Y1 = Xsin(X)Y2 = nDerive(Y1,X,X)Y3 = nDerive(Y2,X,X)Then select the GRAPH screen.

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## This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AP Calculus AB (USA)3DifferentiationRules-
AP Calculus BC (USA)3DifferentiationRules-
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C3DifferentiationRules-
AQA A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsDifferentiationUsing Differentiation Rules-
AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsDifferentiationUsing Differentiation Rules-
CBSE XI (India)CalculusLimits and DerivativesSum, difference, product and quotient rules-
CCEA A-Level (NI)C3DifferentiationRules-
CIE A-Level (UK)P2DifferentiationRules-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C3DifferentiationRules-
Edexcel A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsDifferentiationUsing Differentiation Rules-
Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsDifferentiationUsing Differentiation Rules-
I.B. Higher Level6DifferentiationRules-
I.B. Standard Level6DifferentiationRules-
Methods (UK)M8DifferentiationRules-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C3DifferentiationRules-
OCR A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsDifferentiation TechniquesUsing Differentiation Rules-
OCR MEI A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsDifferentiation TechniquesUsing Differentiation Rules-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C3DifferentiationRules-
Pre-U A-Level (UK)4DifferentiationRules-