MATH110 December 2017
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Question 07 (b)
(b) Sketch the graph of the derivative . Make sure you identify all - and -intercepts
(if they exist) by writing down the coordinates of those points on your graph. Also identify any value for which does not exist.
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Use the definition of the derivative to get and .
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At the points except for and , is differentiable. This is because polynomials and exponential functions are differentiable on the whole real line. Therefore,
As mentioned in the hint, we use the limit definition of a derivative to get and .
First, to get , we consider
Therefore, the limit doesn't exist, so that also doesn't exists.
On the other hand, to find , we consider
Therefore, the derivative of exists at with the value
Based on this analysis, we can draw the graph of as follows.
Apparently, there's no -intercept and the only -intercept is indicated by the red dot on the graph.