# Higher Derivatives of Exponential Function/Corollary

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## Corollary to Higher Derivatives of Exponential Function

Let $\exp x$ be the exponential function.

Let $c$ be a constant.

Then:

- $\map {\dfrac {\d^n} {\d x^n} } {\map \exp {c x} } = c^n \map \exp {c x}$

## Proof

From Derivatives of Function of $a x + b$:

- $\map {\dfrac {\d^n} {\d x^n} } {\map f {a x + b} } = a^n \map {\dfrac {\d^n} {\d z^n} } {\map f z}$

where $z = a x + b$.

Here we set $a = c$ and $b = 0$ so that:

- $\map {\dfrac {\d^n} {\d x^n} } {\map f {c x} } = c^n \map {\dfrac {\d^n} {\d z^n} } {\map f z}$

where $z = c x$.

Then from Higher Derivatives of Exponential Function:

- $\map {\dfrac {\d^n} {\d z^n} } {\exp z} = \exp z$

Hence the result.

$\blacksquare$