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

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  • Subject: [mg29989] Re: Derivative[1][x^2] ??
  • From: "Oliver Friedrich" <oliver.friedrich at>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 03:28:53 -0400 (EDT)
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Could not solve your problem, but I found a very nice looking work-around.
Try to get your derivative by writing

Esc p d Esc Cntrl- x Cntrl space x^2

It should look like d Subscript x   x^2
Very strange to write down the Mathematica special characters and notations,
I hope you understand.
It looks much nicer than the Derivative expression


"Tim 9-23" <bendoftimeb at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:9j65da$2fg$1 at
> 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
> if you want to email me.
> Tim 9-23

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