Let f(x) = x^2 -2x
a) Estimate f'(3) using h = 0.03
b) Find the exact value for f'(3)
c) Give the equation of the tangent line to f(x) at x=3
d) Use the tangent line to estimate f(2.98)
e) Critical points
Calc - Steve, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:37pm
(f(3+.03)-f(3))/.03 = (3.1209-3)/.03 = 4.03
f'(x) = 2x-2
f'(3) = 4
f(3) = 3
So, now you have a point and a slope. The line is easy to express.
Now just plug 2.98 into that line.
where is f'(x) = 0?
Calc - Maura, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:50pm