** HP 17B and HP 27S: Derivatives to the Nth Order**

With the Solver of the HP 17B family, HP 27S, and the HP 19B calculator, we can calculate derivatives of any order. Four derivatives are presented here. You can use any name you want other than those presented here. Each derivative is to the kth order.

**Derivative 1: d^k/dx^k a × x^n **

N and K must be positive integers, D is the value of the derivative

DER1: D=A×X^(N-K)×PERM(N:K)

Example:

Input: N = 2, K = 1, A = 3, X = 1.5

Result: D = 9

**Derivative 2: d^k/dx^k e^(a × x) **

K must be a positive integer, D is the value of the derivative

DER2: D=A^K×EXP(A×X)

Example:

Input: A = 1.8, K =3, X = 3

Result: D = 213.4409

Derivatives 3 and 4 will require trigonometric functions, which are not available on the HP 17B family. It is recommended you set the calculator to Radian angle mode.

**Derivative 3: d^k/dx^k sin(a × x)**

DER3: D=IF(MOD(K:2)=0:(-1)^(K÷2)×A^K×SIN(A×X):(-1)^((K+3)÷2)×A^K×COS(A×X))

Examples:

Input: A = 0.75, X = 0.66, K = 2

Result: D = -0.2672

Input: A = 0.75, X = 0.66, K = 3

Result: D = -0.3712

**Derivative 4: d^k/dx^k cos(a × x)**

DER4: D=IF(MOD(K:2)=0:(-1)^(K÷2)×A^K×COS(A×X):(-1)^(K÷2+1÷2)×A^K×SIN(A×X))

Examples:

Input: A = 0.75, X = 0.66, K = 2

Result: D = -0.4950

Input: A = 0.75, X = 0.66, K = 3

Result: D = 0.2004

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