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Derivative how can I find the derivative a function using my Ti-84 plus calculator? Let's say i am trying to find the derivative of x^2... I choose nDeriv(x^2) and it says error...

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I used "nDeriv" last week and it worked very well. However, this week our teacher told us to type "NewProb" and now nDeriv isn't working anymore.
    How can I fix this problem, so I can use it again? Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I used nDeriv last week and it worked very well. However, today our teacher told us to type in 'NewProb' and now nDeriv isn't working anymore. How can I solve this problem and use nDeriv again? Thanks



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Put a second parenthesis in front of 3X

Posted on May 19, 2008


Press the MATH button, and under the first subheading (math), choose #8, which is nDeriv.

The syntax for it is: nDeriv(function, variable, number)

So if you want the derivative of x^2 at x = 1, then you enter:
nDeriv(x^2, x, 1)

However, I don't know of any way a TI-84 Plus can calculate the algebraeic derivative. Hopefully the other way helped!

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • naveed ahmed Dec 31, 2012

    how we find derivative in fx-570es


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Please help me to find the answer for my problem with TI-84:
If I'd like to work with: nDeriv(3X^3+2x^.5),X,1)
then I press Enter button, the sreen shows Error...

Please help me to get the answer for this problem. Thank you very much!

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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Highlight the command then press ENTER. The command echoes on the main screen. Type in the function you want to differentiate, type in a comma to separate, type the name of the vatriable (X), then type in the value at which the derivative is to be evaluated. Close the right parenthesis, then press ENTER.
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The TI-84 does not have a Computer Algebra System and therefore cannot perform this operation.

It can however find the value of a derivative at a single point on a function. Put the function into your Y= menu and graph it. Press 2nd and Trace to go to the calc menu and choose the "dy/dx" option. Type the x-value at which you want to evaluate the derivative and press enter.

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Derivative feature does not work

The newer version of the OS is quite different from the initial version. It would be a good idea to upgrade the OS.
Back to your question. Since I upgraded my calculator, I am unable to illustrate the calculations with screen captures that are meaningful to you. If you do not mind I will show you how to calculate derivatives and integrals using OS Version

In Calculator Mode
  1. Press the Menu button.
  2. Use down arrow to highlight 4:Calculus or just press 4
  3. Select 1:Numerical derivative at a point and press ENTER
  4. An entry screen opens where you can select the name of the independent variable (default is x, not X), the point where you want the derivative and whether you calculate the first or the second derivative.
  5. After you make your choices, you press ENTER and a template is displayed in calculator screen.
  6. All you have to do then is to specify the function you are differentiating.
Here are a few screen captures to illustrate the process.




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You cannot use the ± in the definition of a function. If you need to consider two alternatives, you have draw each function separately, one function as Y1 and the other as Y2. I just checked the catalog of commands, and there is no ±.

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When I put X^(1/3) into Y=, and go to nDeriv, and find the derivative at X=0, the calculator gives me 100. I (and a few math teachers) have done this many times by hand, and we all get undefined as an...

The derivative of the cubic root of x is, as you wll know, equal to (1/3)*x^(-2/3). Its limit as x approaches 0 is undefined. However the calculator uses approximate representations of numbers to calculate. And you can never be sure what it is going to give as results near singularities (poles of functions).

Calculators with Computer Algebra Systems can do better. To show you this, I am enclosing a screen capture showing you the correct result.
On this screen I defined a function u =f(v) where u is the derivative of cubic root of v. I stored 0 in the dummy variable v, and I evaluated the function u at v=0. You can see that the result displayed is undefined.
That this result is deemed correct seems to me just a matter of convention. We do not know, we cannot know, or we dont care to know? It will not make any of us lose sleep.

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Can the TI 84 calculate second derivatives?

I am sorry to disappoint you, the nDeriv ( function can only calculate numerical derivatives of an expression at a point. The dy/dx can do the same thing (calculate the first derivative) at one point on a displayed graph. It can be activated for graphs by pressing TRACE, then [2nd][CALC][6:dy/dx]. If you need the derivative at more than one point you have to press [2nd][CAL] [6:dy/dx] again.

What I said above concerns the native abilities of the calculator. There may be applications you can install to allow computation of 2nd derivatives. look for them on the TI site, or the archive section of Try deriv

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How do enter a lim of function when from one side using nderiv

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The syntax is as follows:
nDeriv ( expression, variable, value, epsilon)

expression: the function the derivative of which you want to calculate
variable: the name of the variable in the expression above (usually x)
value: the numerical value of the e x where you evaluate the derivative
epsilon: the numerical value of the tolerance. Default is 1x10^(-3). But you can change it to a smaller value to obtain a more precise result.

To use default value of epsilon
nDeriv ( expression, variable, value)

To use a different epsilon, ex 1x10^(-4)
nDeriv ( expression, variable, value, 0.0001)

nDeriv( A^3 , A, 5., 0.0001) should give you 75

Hope it helps.

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well, the TI-84 does not do derivatives, however, the TI-89 does, if you are willing to fork over the $150 for it. It is definitely worth it if you are planning on taking Calculus BC and/or SAT II for Math Level 2.

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