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Critical points and graphing with calculus

Can calculus be used to figure out when a function takes on a local or global maximum value? Absolutely. Not only that, but derivatives and second derivatives can also help us understand the shape of the function (whether they are concave upward or downward).If you have a basic conceptual understanding of derivatives, then you can start applying that knowledge here to identify critical points, extrema, inflections points and even to graph functions.

Topics: Calculus, General Mathematics
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Can calculus be used to figure out when a function takes on a local or global maximum value? Absolutely. Not only that, but derivatives and second derivatives can also help us understand the shape of the function (whether they are concave upward or downward).If you have a basic conceptual understanding of derivatives, then you can start applying that knowledge here to identify critical points, extrema, inflections points and even to graph functions.

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  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Instructor: Sal Khan
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Khan Academy
  • Topics: Calculus, General Mathematics

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