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

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  • Subject: [mg29982] Re: Derivative[1][x^2] ??
  • From: peter weijnitz <pewei at algonet.se>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 03:28:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Telenordia
  • References: <9j65da$2fg$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

enter
D[x^2,x]
instead
from where did you get Derivative[1][x^2] ?
use help!
/peter


Tim 9-23 wrote:

> 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?
>
> My email address is anti-spammed.  Remove the 2 B's after hitting email reply
> if you want to email me.
>
> Tim 9-23



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