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Topic: [ap-calculus] Double Derivatives
Replies: 3   Last Post: Oct 23, 2012 10:30 PM

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 LnMcmullin@aol.com Posts: 10,730 Registered: 12/3/04
RE: [ap-calculus] Double Derivatives
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 8:37 PM

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Nope. Consider f(x) = x^4 at the origin.

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From: Debbie Bricker [mailto:DBricker@cathedralcatholic.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 16:13
To: AP Calculus
Subject: [ap-calculus] Double Derivatives

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In using the second derivative test for extrema, you may get the second
derivative to equal zero when plugging in a critical number and the test
then fails. Will this point then be a POI?

Debbie

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