# Second derivative rule for parametric descriptions

From Calculus

This article is about adifferentiation rule, i.e., a rule for differentiating a function expressed in terms of other functions whose derivatives are known.

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## Statement

Consider a parametric description of the form , where and are functions of one variable. The **second derivative rule** states that:

## Facts used

- Definition of parametric derivative
- Quotient rule for differentiation