MATH103 April 2017
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Question 02 (b) (ii)
Consider the functions and calculate their derivatives .
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Use the fundamental theorem of calculus.
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Let be a function defined by
Then, we can rewrite the given function as
By the fundamental theorem of calculus, we know that . Using this and the chain rule, we have
Here the second last equality follows from the properties of logarithmic function, and .