Posted by Yoona on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:55pm.
2. Consider the function f defined by f(x)=(e^X)cosx with domain[0,2pie] .
a. Find the absolute maximum and minimum values of f(x)
b. Find the intervals on which f is increasing.
c. Find the xcoordinate of each point of inflection of the graph of f.

calculus  Yoona, Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:56pm
sorry for the double post

calculus  Reiny, Monday, January 2, 2012 at 5:19pm
f(x) = e^x (cosx)
f'(x) = e^x(sinx) + e^x(cosx)
= e^x(cosx  sinx) = 0 for max/min values of f(x)
so e^x = 0 , no solution
or
cosx  sinx = 0
sinx= cosx
sinx/cosx = 1
tanx = 1
x = π/4 or 5π/4
f(0) = e^0(cos0) = 1
f(2π) = e^(2π)(1) = e^(2π) = appr. 535.5
f(π/4) = e^(π/4) (√2/2) = appr. 1.55
f(5π/4) = e^(5π/4) cos 5π/4 = appr. 35.9
take it from there
b) the function is increasing when f'(x) > 0
e^x(cosx  sinx) > 0
since e^x > 0 for all x
this results in cosx  sinx >0
sinx > cosx
sinx/cosx < 1
tanx < 1
So for the domain from 0 to 2π
tanx < 1 for
0 < x < π/4 OR π/2 < x < 5π/4 OR 3π/2 < x < 2π
( I looked at the tangent curve for these)
c) take the derivative of f'(x)
f''(x) = e^x(cosx) + e^x(sinx) + e^x(sinx) + e^x(cosx)
= 2e^x sinx
= 0 for pts of inflection
then sinx = 0
x = 0 , π, 2π
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