Tool for Second Derivative calculation f''. The second derivative is the application of the derivation tool to the (first) derivative of a function, a double derivation on the same variable.

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The second derivative (or second order derivative) is the application of the derivative on the first derivative of a function.

Calculate the derivative of the function, then the derivative of the derivative.

__Example:__ $$ f(x) = x^2+\sin(x) \Rightarrow f´(x) = 2 x+\cos(x) \Rightarrow f´´(x) = 2 - \sin(x) $$

In physics the second derivative is usually used for acceleration calculations

A second derivative can be written $ f´´(x) $ or $ f^{(2)}(x) $ or $ \ddot{f} $ (double dot) or $ \frac{d^2f}{dx^2} $.

On dCode use `f ' '` which is the most used notation (and the fastest to write).

The second derivative is used to know the variation of the slope of the curve representing the function. For a given interval:

— a positive second derivative means an increase of the slope (convex function)

— a negative second derivative signifies a decrease in thought (concave function)

— a zero second derivative means a straight / straight curve

For a given point:

— a second derivative canceling with a change of sign means a point of inflection, the curvature of the graphical representation changes and is reversed. It is a stationary point that can be a maximum of the function or a minimum of the function.

Any function that is non-continuous, and / or non-differentiable in at least one point, does not have a second derivative. See the tools definition domains of a function, and the differentiation/derivative domain of a function calculator.

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