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