# Find the 2nd Derivative e^(-2x) Find the first derivative.
Differentiate using the chain rule, which states that is where and .
To apply the Chain Rule, set as .
Differentiate using the Exponential Rule which states that is where =.
Replace all occurrences of with .
Differentiate.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Move to the left of .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Multiply by .
Find the second derivative.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Differentiate using the chain rule, which states that is where and .
To apply the Chain Rule, set as .
Differentiate using the Exponential Rule which states that is where =.
Replace all occurrences of with .
Differentiate.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Multiply by .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Multiply by .
Find the third derivative.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Differentiate using the chain rule, which states that is where and .
To apply the Chain Rule, set as .
Differentiate using the Exponential Rule which states that is where =.
Replace all occurrences of with .
Differentiate.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Multiply by .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Multiply by .
Find the fourth derivative.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Differentiate using the chain rule, which states that is where and .
To apply the Chain Rule, set as .
Differentiate using the Exponential Rule which states that is where =.
Replace all occurrences of with .
Differentiate.
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Multiply by .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Multiply by .
Find the 2nd Derivative e^(-2x)     