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4.3 Using Derivatives for Curve Sketching Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington Photo by Vickie Kelly, 1995 Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
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4.3 Using Derivatives for Curve Sketching Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington Photo by Vickie Kelly, 2007 Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park
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4.3 Using Derivatives for Curve Sketching Greg Kelly, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington Photo by Vickie Kelly, 2007 Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
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In the past, one of the important uses of derivatives was as an aid in curve sketching. Even though we usually use a calculator or computer to draw complicated graphs, it is still important to understand the relationships between derivatives and graphs.
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First derivative: y is positive Curve is rising. y is negative Curve is falling. y is zero Possible local maximum or minimum. Second derivative:
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course MAC 2233 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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