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E. we can obtain the gradient function of the gradient function! 1 y = x 3 dy/dx = 3x 2 The function dy/dx = 3x 2 can be differentiated. But first we need a “label” for the new function. The notation for this is: d2y/dx 2 (This is pronounced as “d 2 y by d x squared” or “d squared y by d x squared”) In this case, d2y/dx2 = 6x. indb 29 1/22/2008 1:01:00 PM Calculus Terminology A function which is obtained from another function by differentiation is called a derived function or a derivative. These terms are more general than gradient function, and are used because in many applications of calculus, a function is differentiated for reasons other than finding a gradient.

To solve this problem, we need to find an expression for the amount of aluminium used – this is directly related to the surface area of the can. But there are two variables – the height and the diameter. How are these two variables related? The key is the volume of the can, which is directly related to the capacity. One millilitre (ml) occupies 1 cm3, so the volume of the can is 250 cm3. We know that the volume of a cylinder is given by the formula: V = πr 2 h where r is the radius and h is the height.

We have these results: x 1 2 –3 gradient dy/dx 3 12 27 We need to establish a relationship between x and dy/dx for the function y = x3, and we see from the table that it is not a straight line. A moment’s observation shows that dy/dx is divisible by 3 in each case, and we can rewrite the table as: x 1 2 –3 gradient dy/dx 3x1 3x4 3x9 and we see that dy/dx = 3x2. This is our second important result: The gradient function of the cubic curve is a quadratic function. indb 21 1/22/2008 1:00:58 PM Calculus Tutorial Progress question (4) This question summarises the results of this chapter.