November 3
rd
2008
Mathematics 140
(Linear approximations and Hyperbolic functions)
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Sections 3.10

Linear Approximations and Differentials

Tangent lines to curves at specific points (usually defined by “a”

Increase in function from point “a” to “x”

(Tangent line approximations)

Ex. 28 pg. 252

Use differentials (or, equiventlenty a linear approximation) to estimate the square root of
99.8

Old techniques for when we did not need calculators

First of all, what is the function?

Left f(x) be root x

Point close to 99.8 is 100 and the root is 10 (Use this information)

Need the derivation of root x

f'(x) = 1/2sqrt(x)

f(x)f(a)/(xa) is approx f'(a)

we can use this ratio as an approximation

f(x) is approx. = f(a)+f'(a)*(xa) = L(x) where L = linearisation of f

WHERE a = 11 and x = 99.8

KNOW THIS STUFF DOM DOM!

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 Spring '08
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 Hyperbolic Functions, Hyperbolic function, Inverse hyperbolic sine

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