# Calculus 1A, College of the Desert, Chapter 4.txt

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1. Critcal Number
A critical number of a function F is a number "C" in the domain of F such that either F'(c) = 0 or F'(c) does not exist.
2. Closed interval method
• To find the absolute maximum and minimum values of a continuous function F on a closed interval [a,b]:
• 1) Find the values of F at the critical numbers of F in (a,b).
• 2) Find the values of F at the endpoints of the interval.
• 3) The largest of the values from steps 1 and 2 is the absolute maximum value; the smallest of these values is the absolute minimum value.
3. Roll's Therom
• Let F be a function that satisfies the following three hypotheses:
• 1) F is contiuous on the closed interval [a,b].
• 2) F is differentiable on the open interval (a,b).
• 3) F(a) = F(b)
• Then there is a number "c" in (a,b) such that F'(c) = 0
4. Guidlines for sketching a curve (a-h)
• A. Domain
• B. Intercepts
• C. Symmetry (even/odd)
• D. Asymptotes
• E. Increasing/Decreasing
• F. Local min and max's values
• G. Concavity & points of inflection
• H. Sketch
5. Mean Value Therom
• Let F be a function that satisfies the following hypotheses:
• 1) F is continuouse on the closed interval [a,b].
• 2) F is differentiable on the open interval (a,b).
• Then there is a number c in (a,b) such that;
• F'(c) = (F(b) - F(a))/(b-a)
• OR EQUIVALENTLY,
• F(b) - F(a) = F'(c)(b-a)
6. Theorem 5
If F'(x) = 0 for all x in an interval (a,b), then F is consistant on (a,b).
7. Corollary
• If F'(x) = g'(x) for all x in an interval (a,b), then F - g is constant on (a,b); that is,
• F(x) = g(x) + c is a constant.
8. Increasing/decreasing test
• A) If F'(x) > 0 on an interval, then F is increasing on that interval.
• B) If F'(x) < 0 on an interval, then F is decreasing on that interval.
9. First derivitive test
• Suppose that "c" is a critical number of a continuous function F.
• A) If F' changes from positive to negitive at c, then F has a local maximum at c.
• B) If F' changes from negitive to positive at c, then F has a local minimum at c.
• C) If F' does not change sign at c (for example, if F' is positive on both sides of c or negative on both sides), then F has no local maximum or minimum at c.
10. Concavity
If the graph of F lies above all of its tangents on an interval I, then it is called concave upward on I. If the graph of F lies below all of its tangents on I, it is called concave downward on I.
11. Concavity test
• A) If F''(x) > 0 for all x in I, then the graph of F is concave upward on I.
• B) If F''(x) < 0 for all x in I, then the graph of F is concave downward on I.
12. Inflection point
A point P on a curve y = F(x) is called an INFLECTION POINT if F is continuous there and the curve changes from concave upward to concave downward or vis versa at P.
13. Secound Derivitive test
• Suppose F'' is continuous near C.
• A) If F'(c) = 0 and F''(c) > 0, then F has a local minimum at C.
• B) If F'(c) = 0 and F''(c) < 0,
• Then F has a local maximum at c.
14. L'Hospital's Rule
• Suppose F and g are differentaible and g'(x) =/ 0 on an open interval I that contains a (except possibly at a). Suppose that
• lim F(x) = 0. And lim g(x) = 0
• x-->a. x-->a
• OR THAT
• lim F(x) = +- inf.
• x-->a. AND
• Lim g(x) =+-inf
• x-->a
• (In other words, we have an indeterminate form of type 0/0 or inf/inf) Then
• Lim (F(x)/g(x))=Lim(F'(x)/g'(x))
• x->a. x->a

if the limit on the right side exists (or is inf or - inf).
15. 1st Derivitive Test for Absalute Extreme Values
• Suppose that c is a critical number of a continuous function F defined on an interval.
• A) If F'(x) > 0 for all x < c and F'(x) < 0 for all x > c, then F(c) is the absolute maximum value of F.
• B) If F'(x) < 0 for all x < c and F'(x) > 0 for all x > c, then F(c) is the absolute minimum value of F.
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