Posted by Abnerbell on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 3:57pm.
Question: what is the derivative of f(x)=x^2*e^x
Would the answer simply be 2x+e^x?

calculus  bobpursley, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:00pm
NO. f= uv
f'= u v' + v u'
here, that translates to
f'= 2xe^x+ x^2e^x
check my thinking.

calculus  Abnerbell, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:09pm
can that equation be simplified?

calculus  Damon, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:33pm
(x+2)x e^x ??? not much simpler
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