Math 116  Lab 6  Fall 2011.
Second derivatives; concavity; curve sketching; optimization problems (Sections 4.3, 4.4,
4.6 and 4.7 of L/G).
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Math 116  Lab 6  Fall 2011.
Student number:
Second derivatives; concavity; curve sketching; optimization problems (Sections 4.3, 4.4, 4.6
and 4.7 of L/G).
1. In each of the following, calculate
f
00
(
x
0
) and determine whether the graph of
f
(
x
) is
concave up or concave down at
x
0
:
a)
f
(
x
) = sin(2
x
);
x
0
=
π/
4 ,
b)
f
(
x
) =
e

5
x
;
x
0
= 1 ,
c)
f
(
x
) = ln(5
x
);
x
0
= 12 .
2. In each of the following, find the second order critical points of
f
(
x
) and determine
which ones (if any) are inflection points:
a)
f
(
x
) =
x
ln(
x
) ,
b)
f
(
x
) = cosh(
x
) ,
c)
f
(
x
) = sinh(
x
) ,
d)
f
(
x
) =
1
1+
e

x
.
3. For what values of
a
and
b
is the graph of
f
(
x
) =
ax
+
e

bx
always concave up?
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