Determine the intervals where f(x)=e^-x^2/2 is increasing and decreasing
Business Calculus - bobpursley, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 6:25pm
f(x) is increasing when f'(x)>0
ln(f)=-x^2/2 * e^(-x^2/2)
take the derivative.
f'/f(x)=-e^(-x^2/2)( -x)=xe^ ( )
then f'=xe^ ( ) * e^( )= xe^(-x^2)
so when x>0, f(x) is increasing.
Business Calculus - Justin, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:56am