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second derivative

noun, Mathematics
the derivative of the derivative of a function:
Acceleration is the second derivative of distance with respect to time.
Compare first derivative. Unabridged
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  • What matters at turning points is the second derivative, the change in the change.
  • Therefore, lowering rates to encourage more debt is useless at the second derivative level.
  • The only difference, in mathematical terms, is the magnitude of the second derivative.
  • The markets are still fixated on the second derivative, whether the rate of decline in the economy has slowed.
  • One would expect the increasing second derivative to overwhelm noise in a given decade.
  • Velocity is the first derivative of position and acceleration is the second derivative of position.
  • Therefore, by measuring the differences of the second derivative spectra, the effect of such interferences is minimized.

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