Posted by **Caren** on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 5:43pm.

proponents of the peak oil theory claim that worldwide production of petroleum will soon reach a maximum and start to decline. (there is considerable debate about how soon this will occur)

let P(t)= the world's rate of petroleum production t years after 2000. let T be the date at which petroleum production actually peaks. what is the sign of P'(T)? what is the sign of P"(T)?

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