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What Derivatives Tell Us About a Function and Its Graph

Detecting a Local Maximum or Minimum

Testing For Local Maxima and Minima

Concavity and Inflection Points

How Do You Locate an Inflection Point?

A Graphical Example: Minimizing Gas Consumption

Revenue and Elasticity of Demand

Elasticity of Demand for Different Products

The Carrying Capacity and the Point of Diminishing Returns

4.8 The Surge Function and Drug Concentration

As we saw in Chapter 2, values of a function and its derivatives are related as follows: ...

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