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Topic: Undefined vs zero second derivative
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Lou Talman

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Re: Undefined vs zero second derivative
Posted: Oct 14, 1998 11:42 AM
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Ron Selke asks:

> So I put it out here: If I gave you two graphs, each with a point of
> inflection, one where f'' = 0 and one where f'' is undefined, could you


> tell which was which?

I don't know whether Ron can or not. I can't. Consider the curve


y = x Abs[x]

at the origin.

--Lou Talman





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