# Derivatives

- Calculus - Higher Order Derivatives - Higher order derivatives represent the nth derivative of a function. The second derivative is used to calculate acceleration, while higher orders have other applications in physics and engineering.
- Power Rule for Derivatives - The power rule states that the derivative of a function of the form f(x) = x^n is f'(x) = nx^(n-1). Use this calculator to find the derivative of a polynomial function.