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Forward Difference, Central Difference and Extrapolation

The attached Word document contains all three requested solutions. The problems employ Forward Difference and Central Difference formulas to estimate f'(x) and f''(x).

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The idea of this problem I guess is to show the student that sometimes the sweat one puts in the calculations is not worth the time.

Just doing the *interpolation* (why on earth did it say ...

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Derivtives are estimated by forward difference, central difference and extrapolation. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5/5" from the student who originally posted the question.