# Higher Order Derivatives

At this point in the course we are very comfortable taking derivatives. We also notice that the derivative of some function simply yields a new function. There is nothing preventing us from taking the derivative of the derivative, and so on… When we take any number of derivatives beyond the 1st derivative, we are taking a higher order derivative. We will discuss later in the course what these higher derivatives mean, but for now we are focused primarily on the algebra of taking a higher order derivative.