# Successive Derivatives of a Polynomial

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This shows the graphs of a cubic polynomial and its first, second, and third derivatives. Only the top slider affects the third derivative, and the bottom slider doesn't affect the second derivative. Can you explain why?

Contributed by: Joe Bolte (March 2011)

Original version by: Stephen Wolfram

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