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Topic: 1.39 - What exactly is the Mean value Theorem?
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 Dirk Van de moortel Posts: 157 Registered: 12/6/11
Re: 1.39 - What exactly is the Mean value Theorem?
Posted: Jun 19, 2014 7:31 AM

Wizard-Of-Oz <Wizard@Oz.com> wrote:
> John Gabriel <thenewcalculus@gmail.com> wrote in

[snip]

>> If f is a differentiable function over (a,b), then {f(b)-f(a)}/(b-a)
>> is the (natural) average of all the ordinates of f' over (a,b).

>
> OMG ... no. Really? That is simply hilarious. You're a total
> fucking moron.

It is true.
Try it out with a simple example such as
f(x) = x^2
a = 4
b = 7

Dirk Vdm

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