Unformatted text preview: unction
Step 1. Take the derivative of both sides with
respect to x. Use the Chain Rule on terms
involving y (and note that the derivative of y with changes from negative to positive at p, then f
has a relative minimum at p. If f ’ changes from
positive to negative at p, then f has a relative
maximum at p.
Second derivative test: If f ′ p = 0 and dy dx .)
Step 2. Collect all terms involving dy dx f ′′( p ) > 0 , then f respect to x must be left as on one side of the equation.
Step 3. Solve for dy dx . EXAMPLE: 2 2 Differentiate the function x + xy + y = 7. SOLUTION: ⇒ ⇒ Recall that by definition, a curve is concave up
when its second derivative is positive. We find: dy
dx 3 + x 2 and f ’ () dx 2 = and 2( 3 + x 2 ) − 4 x 2
(3 + x 2 ) 2 = 6 − 2x 2
(3 + x 2 )2 (when - 3 < x < 3 )
Step 1. Find the intercepts.
Step 2. Find all the asymptotes.
Step 3. Find...
View Full Document