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Re: Derivative[1][x^2] ??

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  • Subject: [mg29970] Re: [mg29946] Derivative[1][x^2] ??
  • From: BobHanlon at aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 03:28:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In a message dated 2001/7/19 4:12:36 AM, bendoftimeb at stny.rr.com writes:

>I thought I would get the answer which is 2x, but I'm getting (x^2)'.
>
>So my question is, how do I get the program to find the derivative and
>not just re-write it in another form.  What's the command?
>

D[x^2, x]

2*x

Derivative[1][#^2&][x]

2*x


Bob Hanlon
Chantilly, VA  USA


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