# Differentiation Topic 5

Differentiation to measure the rate at which a function changes differentiation of function y = f(x) is written as d
f(x) or dx dy or dx f' (x) (read as f prime x)

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Rules of Differentiation
Rule 1: If y = c, where c is constant then Example dy y = 4 then =0
dx dy =0 dx

Rules of Differentiation
Rule 2: If y = cx, where c is constant then
dy =c dx Example dy y = 4x then =4 dx

y =-5 then

dy =0 dx
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y =-5x then

dy = -5 dx
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Rules of Differentiation
Rule 3: If y = xn, where n is real number then Example y = x2 then
dy = nx n - 1 dx ,n ≠1 dy = 2x 2 - 1 = 2x dx dy = 3.2x 3 - 1 = 6x 2 dx
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Rules of Differentiation
Rule 4: If y = ln u then Example dy y = ln 2x then y = ln 2x3 then
dy 1 du = dx u dx
1 d 1 1 . 2x = .2 = x 2x dx 2x

dx

=

y = 2x3 then

dy 1 d 1 3 = . 2x3 = 3 .6x2 = dx 2x3 dx x 2x
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Rules of Differentiation
Rule 5: dy du If y = eu then = eu .
dx

Rules of Differentiation
Rule 6: dy = f' (x) + g' (x) If y = f(x) + g(x) then
dx

dx

Example dy d y = ex then = ex . x = e x .1 = e x
dx dx
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Example dy d d = 1 =2 2x + y = 2x + 1 then
dx dx dx
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y = e2x then

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dy d = e 2x . 2x 3 = e 2x . 6x 2 dx dx
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y = x + 3x3 then

dy d d = x + 3x 3 = 1 + 9x 2 dx dx dx
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Rules of Differentiation
Rule 7: dy If y = f(x) - g(x) then = f' (x) - g' (x)
dx

Rules of Differentiation
Rule 8: If y = f(x).g(x) then Example y = 2x(x2 + 1) then

Example y = 2x + 1 then y = x + 3x3 then

dy = f(x). g' (x) + g(x).f' (x) dx

dy d d = 1 =2 2x dx dx dx dy d d = 3x 3 = 1 - 9x 2 xdx dx dx
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dy d d = 2x. (x 2 + 1) + (x 2 + 1). 2x dx dx dx
= 2x(2x) + (x 2 + 1)(2) = 4x 2 + 2x 2 + 2 = 6x 2 + 2
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Rules of Differentiation
Rule 9: f(x) dy g(x).f'(x) - f(x).g'(x) = If y = then 2

Rules of Differentiation
Rule 10: If y = un where u=f(x) and n=constant then dy n - 1 du
dx
= n.u .

g(x)

dx

[g(x)]

Example d d x. 4x 5 - 4x 5. x dx 4x 5 then dy = dx y = dx x2 x
=

dx

=

x.20x4 - 4x 5. 1 x2

20x - 4x x
2

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=

16x x
2

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= 16x3
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dy d = 3.(2x - 3x 2 ) 3 - 1 . (2x - 3x 2 ) dx dx
= 3.(2x - 3x 2 ) 2 .2 - 6x

Example y = (2x – 3x2)3 then

= (6 - 18x)(2x - 3x 2 ) 2

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Second Order Differentiation
Second Order Differentiation is produce when we differentiate a function f(x) twice and denoted by
d f' (x) or dx d y
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Second Order Differentiation
Example from Rule 8: y = 2x(x2 + 1) then
dy d d = 2x. (x 2 + 1) + (x 2 + 1). 2x dx dx dx
= 2x(2x) + (x 2 + 1)(2) = 4x 2 + 2x 2 + 2 = 6x 2 + 2

dx f'' (x) (read as f double prime x)
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or

d y dx
2

2

=

d (6x 2 + 2) = 12x dx
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Partial Differentiation
The partial differentiation of f(x,y) with respect to x is d f(x, y)
dx

Partial Differentiation
Example1: find partial differentiation for f(x, y) = 2x 2 - 3y - 4 Solution
d d 2x 2 - 3y - 4 = 4x f(x, y) = dx dx
d d 2x 2 - 3y - 4 = - 3 f(x, y) = dy dy
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The partial differentiation of f(x,y) with respect to y is d f(x, y)
dy

Partial Differentiation
Example2: find partial differentiation for 2
f(x, y) = (x - 1)(y + 2 )
d d d d f(x,y)= (x2 -1)(y +2 ) f(x,y)= (x2 -1)(y +2 ) dy dy dx dx d d d d =(x2 -1) (y+2 )+(y+2 ) (x2 -1 ) =(x2 -1) (y+2 ) +(y+2 ) (x2 -1 ) dx dx dy dy

Solution

(x2 -1).0 + (y+2 )(2x) = 2xy+4x
=

=

(x2 -1).1

+ (y+2 ) .0
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= x2 -1