Paper Name: Mathematics Paper Code : M101 Teacher Name: Amalendu Singha Mahapatra Chapter – 2
Lecture 3:
Objective:
In this section you will learn the following
Definition of successive derivatives. The notion of successive differentiation. The Leibniz’s formula. The related problems.
Definition of successive derivatives
We have seen that the derivative of a function of
is in general also a function of
This new function may also be differentiable, in which case the derivative of the first derivative is called the second derivative of the original function. Similarly, the derivative
of the second derivative is called the third derivative; and so on to the Thus, if
th derivative.
and so on.
Notation
The symbols for the successive derivatives are usually abbreviated as follows:
If y = f(x), the successive derivatives are also denoted by
or 



or, 



The 

th derivative 

For certain functions a general expression involving 

may be found for the 

th 
derivative. The usual plan is to find a number of the first successive derivatives, as many
as may be necessary to discover their law of formation, and then by induction write down
the
th derivative.
, ...
Assignment:
1
n
sin 2 ax
1
2
.
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, n being a positive integer.
Objective type questions:
(1) The nth derivative of (ax + b)
10
(a)
a
10
(b) 10! a
10
(c) 0 (d) 10!
(2)
If
y
=
e
x
, then
y
n
is
when n >0 is
(a)
e
x
(b)
(
1) ^{n}
(c)
(
1) ^{n}
e
^{x}
(d) none.
(3)
If y = xsinx , then
y
n
=
(a)
x
sin(
n + x
2
)
_{(}_{b}_{)} sin(
x
2
+
x
)
+
n
sin((
n
1)
+
2
x
)
(c)
x
sin(
n
2
+
x
)
+
sin((
n
(d) none.
1)
+
2
x
)
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Lecture 4:
Objective:
Leibnitz's Formula for the
th derivative of a product :
This formula expresses the
th derivative of the product of two variables in terms of the
variables themselves and their successive derivatives.
If u and v are functions of
, each possessing derivatives upto nth order, then the nth
derivative of their product is given by
Assignment:
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