Ch 7: Curve Sketching in Precalculus

About This Chapter

Learn to graphically represent first and second derivatives in precalculus. Cups, frowns and inflection points are just some of the concepts covered in these lessons.

Curve Sketching in Precalculus - Chapter Summary

As you work through the lessons in this chapter, our experienced instructors will explain curve sketching and the use of the first and second derivatives. Learn to graph the derivative of any function solely by looking at the graph of the function and how to graph the normal line of a curve. Explore cups and frowns, and see how inflection points signify a change from one to the other.

You will be familiar with these precalculus concepts after working through the lessons in this chapter:

  • Graphing derivatives
  • Non-differentiable graphs of derivatives
  • Concavity and inflection points and their relationship to differentiation

View the video and complete the short, multiple-choice quiz as you work through each lesson in this chapter highlighting curve sketching in precalculus math. The graphics and formulas in the lesson transcripts make review quick and easy. Once you have completed the lessons, the chapter exam offers an excellent opportunity to test what you have learned.

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