Operators > Calculus Operators > Derivative and Prime Operators
Derivative and Prime Operators
Operator
Description
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Returns the nth derivative of f(t) with respect to t, and evaluated at point t.
For numeric evaluation, n is a natural number between 0 and 5, inclusive.
For symbolic evaluation, n can be any natural number.
Ctrl+Shift+D
Returns the nth partial derivative of f(t) with respect to t, and evaluated at point t.
For numeric evaluation, n is a natural number between 0 and 5, inclusive.
For symbolic evaluation, n can be any natural number.
Ctrl+D
Defines function g to be the 1st derivative of function f(t).
You can cascade n prime operators to get the nth derivative.
For numeric or symbolic evaluation you can have any number of prime operators. However, the symbolic evaluation calculation time is much faster.
Ctrl+' (Apostrophe)
Operands
f(t) is a scalar-valued function. The function can be complex.
For the derivative operator, f(t) can be a function of any number of variables.
For the prime operator, f(t) must be a function of one variable only.
g is a function name.
t is the point at which the derivative is evaluated.