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Derivatives

Please show how to solve to the answer of 1/2 If f(x) = x-1/x +1 for all x not equal to -1, then f'(1) =

Equation describing the motion of a buoy

Please explain how to solve to the following problem: A buoy oscillates in simple harmonic motion y = A cos omega(t) The buoy moves a total of 3.5 feet (vertically) from its low point to its high point. It returns to its high point every 10 seconds. (a) Write an equation describing the motion of the buoy if it is at its

Related Rates : Application of Derivatives Word Problems

2 (a) If A is the area of a circle with radius r and the circle expands as time passes, find dA/dt in terms of dr/dt (b) Suppose oil spills from a ruptured tanker and spreads in a circular pattern. If the radius of the oil spill increases at a constant rate of 1m/s how fast is the area of the spill increasing when the radius

Derivatives and Graphing : Local Maxima and Minima and Sketching Graphs

The function has a derivative everywhere and has just one critical point, . In parts (a)-(d), you are given additional conditions. In each case decide whether is a local maximum, a local minimum, or neither. Explain your reasoning. Sketch possible graphs for all four cases. a) b) c) d) Please see th

Application of Derivatives Word Problem : Future Value of Investment

Assume that you collect P dollars from a transaction and being a mathematics wiz, you have developed formula to calculate the future value of your investment: where, r is the rate of interest and t is the time horizon. Suppose you invest your profit, P dollars, from above transaction, and invest it in a bank at 5% rate of

Derivative

I am not sure how to set up this problem, I think that I have to use the exponential rule, but after that I am lost. (See attached file for full problem description with complete equations) --- The quantity q, of a certain skateboard sold depends on the selling price, p, in dollars, so, we write q = f(p). You are give

Derivative Equation Constants

For this equation E= (-C/r) + D(-r/P) (Where c, D, and P are constants) Do the following procedure: 1. Differentiate E with respect to r and set the resulting expression equal to zero. 2. Solve for r0 in terms of C, D and P. Here is where I am at in the problem: I have obtained a derivative (and I'm look

Non Linear PDE Mathematical Symbols

I cannot use mathematical symbols. Thus, I will let * denote a partial derivative. For example, u*x means the partial derivative of u with respect to x. Moreover, I will further simplify things by letting p=u*x and q=u*y. Also, ^ denotes a power (for example, x^2 means x squared) and / denotes division. This is the problem: T

Solve the Derivative Problem

See the attached files. C(q) = 0.000002q^3 - o.o117q^2 + 84.446q + 23879 R(q) = -0.00003 * q^3 +0.0495q^2 + 118.02q P(q) = -0.000032q^3 + 0.0612q^2 + 33.554q - 23879 Use the Cost, Revenue, and Profit functions to find. a) C`(q) b) R`(q) c) P`(q) Do these equations predict the quantity needed to maximize profit, and th

Modelling the volume of a container/differentiation.

Question 1 A bucket-shaped container has a circular base of radius 10 cm, and its slant height is 30 cm. the radius of the open circular top of the container is 10x cm. the curved surface of the container is modeled by part of a cone, as shown below. Please see attached.

Derivatives, Second Derivatives and Profit Function - Lemonade Stand

A. Write a function for your profits for each price you charge. This is done by multiplying (P-.5) times your function (y= -100x + 250). I.e. if your function is Cups Sold = 1000 - 100P, your profit function would be (P - .5)*(1000 - 100P). B. Calculate the first derivative of your profit function, and create another table

Definition of a Limit and Derivative, Product Rule, Tangent Line

1. Give the definition of limit in three forms: ε?δ , graphical, and in your own words. 2. Define the derivative. List what you consider to be the five most useful rules concerning derivatives. 3. Give an argument for the product rule. 4. What is the tangent line approximation to a function? 5. What is the Taylor p

Rate of Change, Derivatives & Product and Quotient Rule

See the attached file. 71. The local game commission decides to stock a lake with bass. To do this 200 bass are introduced into the lake. The population of the bass is approximated by P(t) = 20 (10 + 7t)/(1 + 0.02 t) where t is time in months. Compute P(t) and P'(t) and interpret each. 57. The monthly sales of a new compute

Derivatives : Average Cost, Marginal Cost and Minimum Cost

If it costs Acme Manufacturing C dollars per hour to operate its golf ball division, and an analyst has determined that C is related to the number of golf balls produced per hour, x, by the equation C = 0.009x squared - 1.8x + 100. What number of balls per hour should Acme produce to minimize the cost per hour of manufacturing t

Application Problem Involving Derivatives

A container with a rectangular base, rectangular sides and no top is to have a volume of 2 subic meters. The width of the base is to be 1 meter. When cut to size, material costs $20 per square meter for the base and $15 per square meter for the sides. What is the cost of the least expensive container?

Definition of the Derivative, Product and Quotient Rules

1. Differentiate from first principles( for x radians): a) sin x b) cos x 2. Products and quotients For a function, f(x), which can be expressed as a product or quotient of other functions, u(x) and v(x), there exist a) the product rule, f(x) = u(x) ? v(x),

Differentation

The weekly demand and cost functions for a product are p= 1.89 - 0.0083x and c= 21+ 0.65x write the profit function for this product. find the marginal cost of the function. C= 475 + 5.25x^2/3 find the marginal revenue function. R= x(5+ 10/ sqrt(x) Find the marginal profit function. P= 1/1

Change of Coordinates Lagrangian

Consider a Lagrangian system, with configuration space R^n, given by (x^1, ... x^n); and Lagrangian L(x', ..., x^n; v^1, ... v^n). Now consider a new system of coordinates, (y^1,... ^n), for this same system, so the y's are functions of the x's; and, inverting, the x's are also functions of the y's. Find the Lagrangian in the y-

Word Problems : Derivatives and Rate of Change

41) Suppose that the average yearly cost per item for producing x items of a business product is C(x)=10+(100/x) . if the current production is x=10 and production is increasing at a rate of 2 items per year, find the rate of change of the average cost. 45) Suppose a 6ft tall person is 12 ft away from a 18-ft tall lamppost. i