QCE Together Year 12 Maths Methods: Second Derivative

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Second Derivative

In this post, we understand the concept of the second derivative as the rate of change of the first derivative function, as a part of the QCE Maths Methods course under the topic Further Differentiation and Applications 3 and sub-part The Second Derivative and Applications of Differentiation.

 

Second Derivative

Part 1: Point of inflexion

 

Part 2: Turning point vs stationary point

 

Part 3: Point of inflexion might not exist when [katex] f”(x) = 0 [/katex]

 

Part 4: Examples where [katex] f”(x) = 0 [/katex] doesn’t mean point of inflexion

 

Part 5: Concavity changes but [katex] f”(x) [/katex] does not

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