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# VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY -

HOCHIMINH CITY
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER 2. DIFFERENTIATION
CALCULUS I
Lecturer: Nguyen Minh Quan, PhD
Email: quannm@hcmiu.edu.vn

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Introduction
What is the derivative of a function? This question has three equally
important answers: A derivative is a rate of change, it is the slope of
a tangent line, and more formally, it is the limit of a difference
quotient. In this chapter, we explore these three facets of the
derivative and develop the basic techniques for computing derivatives.

CONTENTS

## 2 The Derivative. Higher-Order Derivatives

3 Rules of Differentiation

4 Implicit Differentiation

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2.1 Tangent, Velocity Problems. Rates of Change

## A major application of Calculus is determining how one quantity

varies with another. For example,
How profit varies with amount spent on advertising,
How the population of a colony of bacteria changes with time,
How the energy loss of an electronic device changes with applied
current,...
We need the concept "rates of change".

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2.1 Tangent, Velocity Problems. Rates of Change

Example
Suppose a car travels due north at a constant speed. After 3 hours
the car has travelled 180 km.
a) What is the speed of the car?
b) Sketch a graph of displacement, s, as a function of time, t.

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2.1 Tangent, Velocity Problems. Rates of Change

Example
Suppose a car travels due north at a constant speed. After 3 hours
the car has travelled 180 km.
a) What is the speed of the car?
b) Sketch a graph of displacement, s, as a function of time, t. (a)

## distance travelled 180 km

velocity = = = 60km/hr
time taken 3 hr

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2.1 Tangent, Velocity Problems. Rates of Change

Example
Suppose a car travels due north at a constant speed. After 3 hours
the car has travelled 180 km.
a) What is the speed of the car?
b) Sketch a graph of displacement, s, as a function of time, t. (a)

## distance travelled 180 km

velocity = = = 60km/hr
time taken 3 hr
(b) The graph of s(t) is a straight line.
The velocity is the slope of the line:
∆s s2 − s 1
v= = .
∆t t2 − t1

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2.1 Tangent, Velocity Problems. Rates of Change
Can we measure the "rate of change" or "velocity" when the graph
y = f (x) is NOT a straight line? We need two important
concepts:"average rate of change" and "instantaneous rate of
change".
Definition
The average rate of change of y with respect to x on an interval
[x1 , x2 ] is the slope of the secant line (i.e. the line through two points
on a curve) joining [x1 , y1 ] and [x2 , y2 ]:

∆y y2 − y1 f (x2 ) − f (x1 )
m= = =
∆x x2 − x1 x2 − x1

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Average Velocity

change in displacement
average velocity =
change in time
∆s s 2 − s1 s(t2 ) − s(t1 )
vav = = =
∆t t2 − t1 t2 − t1
That is, average velocity = slope of secant line.

Note: With "distance" and "speed" we are not concerned with the
direction in which the movement occurs. To be more precise, we use
displacement (directed distance) and velocity, where
speed = |velocity |.
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Instantaneous Rate of Change

## Can we measure the velocity right at a certain time t or at a

distance travel s?
We need the concept "The instantaneous rate of change".

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Instantaneous Rate of Change

## Can we measure the velocity right at a certain time t or at a

distance travel s?
We need the concept "The instantaneous rate of change".
The instantaneous rate of change of y at x1 is the slope of the
tangent to the curve at x1 .

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Instantaneous Rate of Change

The slope of the tangent line is said to be the limit of the slopes of
the secant lines as Q approaches P.

m = lim mPQ
Q→P

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Instantaneous Rate of Change
Definition
The tangent line to the curve y = f(x) at the point P(a, f(a)) is the
line through P with slope

f (x) − f (a)
m = lim
x→a x −a
provided that this limit exists.

Definition
Then the tangent line to the curve y = f (x) at the point P(a, f (a))
has equation (in point-slope form)

y − f (a) = m(x − a)

## (provided that m exists)

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2.2 The Derivative

Definition
Derivative of a function f at a point a is

## f (x) − f (a) f (a + h) − f (a)

f 0 (a) = lim = lim
x→a x −a h→0 h
If f is defined in an interval containing a and the limit exists, we say
f is differentiable at a. The process of computing the derivative is
called differentiation.

## One-sided limit is used for the endpoints of the interval. If f is

differentiable at a point, it is also continuous at that point.
Derivative = slope of tangent = instantaneous rate of change!

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2.2 The Derivative

## Every polynomial P(x) is differentiable at every point. Every rational

P(x)
function Q(x) is also differentiable at almost every point, except
where Q(x) = 0.

Example
Let f (x) = x 2 + x,

f (x + h) − f (x)
f 0 (x) = lim
h→0 h
= lim (2x + 1 + h) = 2x + 1
h→0

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2.2 The Derivative

Example
x
Let f (x) = x−1
, for x 6= 1

−1
f 0 (x) = lim
(x + h − 1)(x − 1)
h→0
−1
=
(x − 1)2

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2.2 The Derivative
Example
Show that the function f = |x| is not differentiable at x = 0.
Hint: Consider the limit from the left and the limit from the right as
x → 0. Question: Find f 0 (x)? Answer:

 1, ifx > 0
0
f (x) = DNE , ifx = 0
−1, ifx < 0

## Recall the right derivative and the left derivative at x = a is defined

by
f (a + h) − f (a) 0 f (a + h) − f (a)
f+0 (a) = lim+ , f− (a) = lim−
h→0 h h→0 h
Note that: f 0 (a) exists ⇔ f+0 (a) , f−0 (a) exist and equal.
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2.2 The Derivative

Definition
Then the tangent line to the curve y = f (x) at the point P(a, f (a))
has equation (in point-slope form)

y − f (a) = f 0 (a)(x − a)

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2.2 The Derivative

Example
Find an equation of the tangent line to the graph of f (x) = x 2 at
x = 5.
f (x) − f (5) x 2 − 52
f 0 (5) = lim = lim = 10
x→5 x −5 x→5 x − 5

## The equation of the tangent line in point-slope form is

y − 25 = 10(x − 5), or in slope-intercept form: y = 10x − 25.

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2.2 The Derivative

Example
A manufacturer produces bolts of a fabric with a fixed width. The
cost of producing x meters of this fabric is C = f (x) dollars.
(a) What is the meaning of the derivative f 0 (x)? What are its units?

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2.2 The Derivative

Example
It can be shown that for an object falling freely under gravity, taking
g = 10m/s 2 , the downward displacement s (in meters) after t
seconds is given by s(t) = 5t 2 . Suppose a ball is dropped from the
top of a skyscraper. Find the velocity of the ball after 5 seconds.

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2.2 The Derivative
Example
The graph of a function f is given in the figure. Use it to sketch the
graph of the derivative f 0 .

## We can find an approximate value for f 0 (x) at any x by drawing a

tangent to the graph f (x) at that x and estimating its slope. We
particularly notice that the slope is zero at three points: A, B and C .
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2.2 The Derivative

Example

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2.2 The Derivative: Other Notations

## For a function y = f (x), common notations for the derivative

are:
dy df d
f 0 (x) = y 0 = = = f (x) = Df (x) = Dx f (x)
dx dx dx
The process of finding a derivative is called differentiation.
The symbols D and d/dx are called differentiation operators.
The Leibnitz notation dy /dx is perhaps the most common.
Note: dy /dx is not a normal ratio but a symbol for a derivative,

dy ∆y
= lim
dx ∆x→0 ∆x

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Differentiability and Continuity

Theorem
If f is differentiable at a then f is continuous at a.
Proof:

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Differentiability and Continuity

## Differentiability implies continuity. However, continuity does NOT

imply differentiability. Consider the following example

Example
In the previous example, we showed that the function f = |x| is not
differentiable at x = 0. In the continuity section of Chapter 1, we
already saw that this function is continuous.

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Differentiability and Continuity

## When does a function FAIL to be differentiable?

Having a "corner" or "kink" (So the left and right hand limits
are different, and the curve has no tangent at that point.)
Having discontinuity (removable, jump or infinite).
Having a vertical tangent (f is continuous, but lim |f 0 (x)| = ∞).
x→a

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Differentiability and Continuity
Example
Determine whether f 0 (0) exists.
1
 2 
x sin x
, if x 6= 0
(a) f (x) =
0, if x = 0
1
 
x sin x
, if x 6= 0
(b) f (x) =
0, if x = 0
Answers: (a) f 0 (0) = 0; (b) DNE.

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Higher Order Derivatives

## If f is a differentiable function, then f 0 is also a function. So, f 0

may have a derivative of its own, (f 0 )0 . This is called the second
derivative of f and denoted f ”.

d 2y
 
d dy
= 2
dx dx dx

## The most familiar example is acceleration. If the displacement of

a particle at time t is s(t) Then it has velocity v (t) = ds
dt
and
dv d 2s
acceleration a(t) = dt = dt 2 .

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Higher Order Derivatives

d 2y d 3y
 
000 000 d
y = f (x) = =
dx dx 2 dx 3

## The nth derivative of f is denoted by f (n) and is obtained from f

by differentiating n times,
d ny
y (n) = f (n) (x) = .
dx n

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2.3 Rules of Differentiation

## We now study the rules of differentiation.

We start with the simplest function: f (x) = c. The graph is the
horizontal line y = c, which has slope 0. So, we must have
f 0 (x) = 0.
This is also easily shown from the definition:

f (x + h) − f (x) c −c
f 0 (x) = lim = lim =0
h→0 h h→0 h
Therefore, we obtain the first rule of differentiation
d
(c) = 0
dx

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2.3 Rules of Differentiation: Power rule
Theorem
For all exponents n,
d n
(x ) = nx n−1
dx
Note: The Power Rule is valid for all exponents.
Example
Find the derivatives.
d
(a) dx (x 2012 ).
(b) g (x) = x12 .
(c) x(t) = t √1 t

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2.3 Rules of Differentiation: Power rule

Example
Find the points on the hyperbola xy = 12 where the tangent is
parallel to the line 3x + y = 0.

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New Derivatives from Old
Constant multiple rule:
d d
[cf (x)] = c f (x)
dx dx
Sum/difference rule: If f and g are both differentiable, then
d d d
[f (x) ± g (x)] = f (x) ± g (x)
dx dx dx

Example
d d d d
(2x 7 − 5x 4 − 8x) = 2 (x 7 ) − 5 (x 4 ) − 8 (x)
dx dx dx dx
6 3 6 3
= 2(7x ) − 5(4x ) − 8(1) = 14x − 20x − 8
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Product Rule. Quotient Rule
Product Rule: If f and g are both differentiable, then
d d d
[f (x)g (x)] = f (x) [g (x)] + g (x) [f (x)]
dx dx dx
0 0 0
or (fg ) = f .g + f .g
Quotient Rule: If f and g are both differentiable, then
g f 0 − f g0
 
d f
=
dx g g2

Example
Find the derivatives
√ of the given functions
(a) f (t) = t(1 − 3t)
x2 − 1
(b) f (x) = √
x +2
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Summary of Rules of Differentiation

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Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions

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The chain rule

How to calculate F 0 (x) where F (x) = x 2 + 1? Note that √ F is a
composite function of the two simpler functions f (x) = x and
g (x) = x 2 + 1, that is, F = f ◦ g . We already knew the derivatives of
f and g , can we calculate the derivative of F ? The following theorem
Theorem
If g is differentiable at x and f is differentiable at g (x), then the
composite function F = f ◦ g (defined by F (x) = f (g (x)) is
differentiable at x and F 0 is given by the product:

The chain rule

## In Leibniz notation, if y = f (u) is a differentiable function of u and

u = g (x) is a differentiable function of x, then

dy dy du
=
dx du dx
or
d du
f (u) = f 0 (u)
dx dx

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The chain rule
Example

Find F 0 (x) if F (x) = x 2 + 1.

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The chain rule
Example

Find F 0 (x) if F (x) = x 2 + 1.
Solution
We have
F (x) = (f ◦ g ) (x) = f (g (x)) ,

where f (u) = u, g (x) = x 2 + 1.
1
f 0 (u) = √ , g 0 (x) = 2x.
2 u

By chain rule,
1 x
F 0 (x) = f 0 (g (x)) g 0 (x) = √ (2x) = √ .
2
2 x +1 2
x +1
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The chain rule

Example
Find F 0 (x) if
 
2
 x
(a) F (x) = cos x , (b) F (x) = tan
x +1

q
(c) F (x) = x+ x2 + 1

The chain rule

## Corollary: General Power and Exponential Rules

du d
d
dx
(u n ) = nu n−1 , or ([g (x)]n ) = n [g (x)]n−1 g 0 (x) ,
dx dx
d g (x) 0 g (x)
dx
e = g (x) e ,
d
dx
(ax ) = ax ln a.

Example
Find the derivatives:
−1/3
(a) f (x) = (x 3 + 9x + 2) ,
cos x
(b) f (x) = e ,
√ 3
(c) f (x) = x + xe cos x .
2

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Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions

Theorem
d 1 d 1
(loga ) x = , (ln x) = .
dx x ln a dx x

Example
d
(ln sin x) = cot x,
dx
d √  1
ln x = √ .
dx 2x ln x

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Logarithmic Differentiation

## The calculation of derivatives of complicated functions involving

products, quotients, or powers can often be simplified by the method
of logarithmic differentiation

Example
Differentiate √
x 3/4 x 2 + 1
y=
(3x + 2)5

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Logarithmic Differentiation
Solution: There are 3 steps
Taking logarithms of both sides of the equation
3 1
ln x + ln x 2 + 1 − 5 ln (3x + 2) .

ln y =
4 2
Differentiating implicitly with respect to x gives
1 dy 3 1 1 2x 3
= + − 5 .
y dx 4 x 2 x2 + 1 3x + 2
dy
Solving for dx
, we get

x 3/4 x 2 + 1 3
 
dy x 15
= + − .
dx (3x + 2)5 4x x 2 + 1 3x + 2
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Logarithmic Differentiation

Exercises
Differentiate
(x+1)2 (2x 2 −3)
(a) f (x) = √
x 2 +1
,

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Calculate limits by differentiation

Example
sin x tg (x) arcsin(x)
Prove that (a) lim = 1, (b) lim = 1, (c) lim = 1,
x→0 x x→0 x x→0 x
ln(x+1) e x −1
(d) lim x
= 1, (e) lim x
= 1.
x→0 x→0
Solution
(a) By the definition of derivative, we have
lim sinx x = lim sin x−sin
x−0
0
= sin0 (0) = cos 0 = 1.
x→0 x→0
One can prove the problems (b) − (e) similarly.

Example
Find the limit
2x − 4
lim
x→2 x − 2

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An application in Economics

Marginal Cost:
Example: A manufacturer produces bolts of a fabric with a fixed
width. The cost of producing x meters of fabric is C = f (x) dollars.
What is the meaning of f 0 (x)?
In this example, the function C (x) is an example of a cost function.
The derivative dC /dx is called the marginal cost, which can be
approximated by

C 0 (x) ≈ C (x + 1) − C (x)

Marginal cost estimates the cost of producing one unit beyond the
present production level.

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An application in Economics

## Suppose r (x) is the revenue generated when x units of a particular

commodity are produced, and p(x) is the corresponding profit. When
x = a units are being produced, then
The marginal revenue is r 0 (a). It approximates r (a + 1) − r (a),
the additional revenue generated by producing one more unit.
The marginal profit is p 0 (a). It approximates p(a + 1) − p(a),
the additional profit generated by producing one more unit.

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An application in Economics

Example
Suppose it costs C (x) = x 3 − 6x 2 + 15x dollars to produce x stoves
and your shop is currently producing 10 stoves a day. About how
much extra will it cost to produce one more stove a day?
Solution
The cost of producing one more stove a day when 10 are produced is

C 0 (x) = 3x 2 − 12x + 15

## Thus, C 0 (10) = 195.

That is, the additional cost will be about \$195 if you produce 11
stoves a day.

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Implicit Differentiation
To differentiate using the methods covered thus far, we must have a
formula for y in terms of x, for instance, y = x 3 + 1. But suppose
that y is determined instead by an equation such as x 2 + y 2 = 1. In
this case, we say that y is defined implicitly.
How can we find the slope of the tangent line at a point on the graph
in this case?

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Implicit Differentiation
dy
To compute , first take the derivative of both sides of the
dx
equation and evaluate:
d d
x2 + y2 =

(1)
dx dx

d
y2 = 0

2x +
dx
d
y 2 , we think of y as a function y = f (x), then

To calculate
dx
d dy
y 2 = 2y . Hence,

y 2 = f (x)2 , and apply the Chain Rule:
dx dx
dy dy x
2x + 2y =0⇒ =−
dx dx y
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Implicit Differentiation

Example
Find the slope of the tangent line at the point P = (3/5, 4/5).
Solution
Substitute x = 53 , y = 45 into the equation dy
dx
= − yx we obtain

dy 3
=−
dx P 4

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Implicit Differentiation
How to find the implicit derivative?
Method
Step 1. Differentiate both sides of the equation with respect to x.
Step 2. Solve for y 0 .

Example
Find an equation of the tangent line at the point P = (1, 1) on the
curve y 4 + xy = x 3 − x + 2.

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Implicit Differentiation
Solution
Differentiate both sides of the equation with respect to x

4y 3 y 0 + (xy 0 + y ) = 3x 2 − 1

## Then factor out y 0

y 0 4y 3 + x = 3x 2 − 1 − y


2

3x − 1 − y dy 1
y0 =

3
. Thus, =
4y + x dx (1,1) 5

## The equation of the tangent line can be written

1 1 4
y −1= (x − 1) or y = x +
5 5 5
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Implicit Differentiation
Example
(a) Find y 0 if x 3 + y 3 = 6xy .
(b) Find the tangent to the curve (which is called folium of
Descartes) x 3 + y 3 = 6xy at the point (3, 3).
(c) At what points in the first quadrant is the tangent line horizontal?

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Implicit Differentiation

Exercises
Find y 0 if
(a) sin (x + y ) = y 2 cos x,
(b) 2x 3 + x 2 y − xy 3 = 2,
2
(c) y 5 + x 2 y 3 = 1 + ye x ,
(d) 1 + x = sin (xy 2 ),
y
(e) tan (x − y ) = 1+x 2
,
(f) e xy = x + y .

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Differentiation of Inverse Functions

## Theorem: Derivative of the Inverse

Assume that f (x) is differentiable and one-to-one with inverse
g (x) = f −1 (x). If b belongs to the domain of g (x) and
f 0 (g (b)) 6= 0, then g 0 (b) exists and
1
g 0 (b) =
f 0 (g (b))

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Differentiation of Inverse Functions
Example
Differentiate g (x) = f −1 (x) where g (x) is the inverse of

f (x) = x 2 + 4

## on the domain {x : x > 0}.

Solution
By technique of finding the inverse function, we obtain

g (x) = x − 4

## By the derivative of the inverse theorem

1 1 1
g 0 (x) = 0
= = √
f (g (x)) 2g (x) 2 x −4
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Differentiation of Inverse Functions

## Example: Calculating g 0 (x) without solving for g (x)

Calculate g 0 (1), where g (x) is the inverse of f (x) = x + e x .

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Differentiation of Inverse Functions

## Example: Calculating g 0 (x) without solving for g (x)

Calculate g 0 (1), where g (x) is the inverse of f (x) = x + e x .
Solution By the derivative of the inverse theorem
1 1 1
g 0 (1) = 0
= 0 =
f (g (1)) f (c) 1 + ec

## where c = g (1) = f −1 (1). On the other hand f (0)=1, thus

c = f −1 (1) = 0. Therefore, g 0 (1) = 12 .

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Differentiation of Inverse Functions
Derivatives of the Inverse trigonometric functions

Remarks
Note that the notations sin−1 (x),cos−1 (x),.. in the formula in the
previous slide mean arcsin x, arccos x,...respectively. They are
respectively the inverse functions of y = sin x, y = cos x,...[while
(sin (x))−1 = sin1 x , be careful, sin−1 x and (sin (x))−1 are two different
functions, that is, arcsin x = sin−1 x 6= (sin (x))−1 = sin1 x ].
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Differentiation of Inverse Functions
Example
Differentiate

(a) f (x) = arcsin x, (b) f (x) = arctan (3x + 1)
Solution
By the chain rule:
(a)
√ 0
√ 0 x 1
arcsin x = q √
√ 2 = 2√x 1 − x
1− x
(b)
0 (3x + 1)0 3
(arctan (3x + 1)) = 2 =
1 + (3x + 1) 1 + (3x + 1)2
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Linear Approximations

Definition
The approximation

## is called the linear approximation or tangent line approximation of f

at x = a, and the function L (x) = f (a) + f 0 (a) (x − a) is called the
linearization of f at x = a.

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Linear Approximations

Example
(a) Find the linearization of the function f (x) = e x at a = 0 and use
it to approximate the number e 0.01 . √
(b) Find the linearization of the function f (x) = x at a = 1 and
use it to approximate the number 1.001.
Solution
(a). We have a = 0, f (x) = e x ⇒ f 0 (x) = e x , f 0 (0) = 1.
By linear approximation,

f (x) ≈ 1 + 1 (x − 0) = x + 1

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Differentials
Let
∆y = f (x) − f (a) and ∆x = x − a.
Graphically, we see that letting dx = ∆x, the corresponding change
in the function is ∆y . The corresponding change in the tangent line
is dy := f 0 (x)dx.
The differential dy is then defined by df = dy = f 0 (a) dx.

Differentials

## Note: the linear approximation can be rewritten as ∆y ≈ dy .

Example
If y = x 3 then dy = 3x 2 dx.

Exercise
1. Find the linearization of the function at a = 0
(a) f (x) = sin x.
(b) f (x) = cos x.
2. Use the linearization to estimate tan π4 + 0.02 .


3. Use the linearization to estimate 3.98.

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More applications: An application in Physics

## Example: Moving objects

The position of a particle is given by the equation

s = f (t) = t 3 − 6t 2 + 9t

## where is measured in seconds and in meters.

(a) Find the velocity at time t.
(b) What is the velocity after 2 s? After 4 s?
(c) When is the particle at rest?
(d) When is the particle moving forward (that is, in the positive
direction)?
(e) Find the total distance traveled by the particle during the first
five seconds.
(f) Find the acceleration at time t and after 4 s.

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Example: Moving objects
Hints:
ds
(a) v (t) = dt
= 3t 2 − 12t + 9

## (b) v (2) = −3 m/s, v (4) = 9 m/s

(c) v (t) = 0 ⇔ t = 1, t = 3

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Exercise: Moving objects
A particle moves along the x-axis, its position at time t given by
t
x (t) = 1+t 2 , t > 0, where t is measured in seconds and x in meters.

## (a) Find the velocity at time.

(b) When is the particle moving to the right? When is it moving to
the left?
(c) Find the total distance traveled during the first 4 s.
Hint: (c) |s(1) − s(0)| + |s(4) − s(1)| = 1/2 + (1/2 − 4/17) = 13/17.

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Exponential Growth and Decay
In many natural phenomena, quantities y grow or decay at a rate
proportional to their size. That is,
dy
= ky
dt
It is called a differential equation.

Theorem
The only solutions of the differential equation dy /dt = ky are the
exponential functions y (t) = y (0)e kt .

## In the context of population growth, where P(t) is the size of a

population at time, we can write dP/dt = kP, where k is called the
relative growth rate.
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Exponential Growth and Decay

Example
Use the fact that the world population was 2560 million in 1950 and
3040 million in 1960 to model the population of the world in the
second half of the 20th century. (Assume that the growth rate is
proportional to the population size.) What is the relative growth
rate? Use the model to predict the population in the year 2020.

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Exponential Growth and Decay

Example
Use the fact that the world population was 2560 million in 1950 and
3040 million in 1960 to model the population of the world in the
second half of the 20th century. (Assume that the growth rate is
proportional to the population size.) What is the relative growth
rate? Use the model to predict the population in the year 2020.
Solution
We measure the time t in years and let t = 0 in the year 1950. We
measure the population P(t) in millions of people. We have
1 3040
P (10) = 2560e 10k = 3040 ⇒ k = ln ' 0.0172
10 2560
the population in 2020 will be P(70) ' 8524 millions.

Exercise

## A bacteria culture initially contains 100 cells and grows at a rate

proportional to its size. After an hour the population has increased to
420.
(a) Find an expression for the number of bacteria after t hours.
(b) Find the number of bacteria after 3 hours.
(c) Find the rate of growth after 3 hours.
(d) When will the population reach 10,000?

(a) P (t) = 100 (4.2)t .
(b) P (3) ≈ 7409 bacteria.
(c) P 0 (3) ≈ 10, 632.
(d) t ≈ 3.2 hours.

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Continuously Compounded Interest
Suppose an amount of \$A0 is invested in the bank, with continuous
compounding of interest at interest rate r , the amount after t years is

A (t) = A0 e rt

## If we differentiate this function, we get dA

dt
= rA (t), which implies
that, with continuous compounding of interest, the rate of increase of
an investment is proportional to its size.

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Continuously Compounded Interest
Suppose an amount of \$A0 is invested in the bank, with continuous
compounding of interest at interest rate r , the amount after t years is

A (t) = A0 e rt

## If we differentiate this function, we get dA

dt
= rA (t), which implies
that, with continuous compounding of interest, the rate of increase of
an investment is proportional to its size.
Example
Suppose \$1000 is invested at 6% interest, compounded continuously.
Find the the value of the investment after 36 months.
Answer: with r = 0.06, t = 3 (years), then

Exercise

## How long will it take an investment to double in value if the interest

rate is 6% compounded continuously?
Hint: Find t such that A(t) = 2A0 .