Logical_One posted...BlueJester007 posted...

Let's take the derivative of e^x

Y'=e^x

*gasp* It's the same thing??!!

What happens if we take the second derivative?

Y''=e^x

It's the same thing again??

Let's not overlook the fact that e^x (exponential) is one of the most important and USEFUL functions in mathematics and engineering...

Your point was?

Why, yes. It is one of the most useful. But let's not overlook all the other functions that actually give you something else when their derivative is taken.

x^2 gives you 2x. A little generic, but at least it is more than just x^2+1 or something of that nature.

What about ln(x)?

It's derivative is 1/x. Wow. That is drastically different. I was expecting another logarithm or something. But I got something completely different.

What about 2^x?

That's interesting. It gives you 2^xlog(2). It expands on the original.

(By the way, thanks for actually responding to my mathematical post. People here seem to ignore these posts for some unknown reason.)