By Geoffrey C. Berresford, Andrew M. Rockett

This article for the only semester utilized or company calculus path makes use of interesting real-world purposes to interact scholars' curiosity and convey them the sensible part of calculus. Many purposes are monetary or enterprise comparable, yet many purposes during this textual content hide general-interest themes to boot, together with the turning out to be inhabitants of Africa, the composition of the best courtroom, water scarcity, the quickest pitch in baseball, and toxins and the depletion of traditional assets. The 5th variation continues the hallmark beneficial properties that experience made short utilized Calculus so renowned: modern and engaging purposes; cautious and powerful use of expertise, together with built-in calculator insurance that's non-compulsory; consistent pedagogical reinforcement via part summaries, bankruptcy summaries, rigorously annotated examples, and additional perform difficulties; and various routines and task concepts together with workout units, initiatives, and essays.

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Vertical Line Test for Functions A curve in the Cartesian plane is the graph of a function if and only if no vertical line intersects the curve at more than one point. 36 CHAPTER 1 EXAMPLE 3 FUNCTIONS USING THE VERTICAL LINE TEST y y x x This is the graph of a function of x because no vertical line intersects the curve more than once. This is not the graph of a function of x because there is a vertical line (shown dashed) that intersects the curve twice. A graph that has two or more points (x, y) with the same x-value but different y-values, such as the one on the left above, defines a relation rather than a function.

Y y 5 5 Ϫ5 5 Ϫ5 x Ϫ5 5 Ϫ5 51. Show that y Ϫ y1 ϭ m(x Ϫ x 1) simplifies to y ϭ mx ϩ b if the point (x1 , y1) is the y-intercept (0, b). 1 x y ϩ ϭ1 a b has x-intercept (a, 0) and y-intercept (0, b). ) 52. Show that the linear equation 53. a. Graph the lines y1 ϭ Ϫx, y2 ϭ Ϫ2x, and y3 ϭ Ϫ3x. on the window [Ϫ 5, 5] by [Ϫ 5, 5]. Observe how the coefficient of x changes the slope of the line. REAL NUMBERS, INEQUALITIES, AND LINES 17 b. Predict how the line y ϭ Ϫ9x would look, and then check your prediction by graphing it.

S1 b. 1 4. m ϭ 7Ϫ1 6 ϭ ϭ3 4Ϫ2 2 y Ϫ 1 ϭ 3(x Ϫ 2) REAL NUMBERS, INEQUALITIES, AND LINES 15 From points (2, 1) and (4, 7 ) Using the point-slope form with (x 1, y1 ) ϭ (2, 1) y Ϫ 1 ϭ 3x Ϫ 6 y ϭ 3x Ϫ 5 5. x ϭ Ϫ2 y 3 6. x Ϫ ϭ 2 Ϫ y ϭ Ϫx ϩ 2 3 Subtracting x from each side y ϭ 3x Ϫ 6 Multiplying each side by Ϫ3 Slope is m ϭ 3 and y-intercept is (0, Ϫ6). 1 Section Summary An interval is a set of real numbers corresponding to a section of the real line. The interval is closed if it contains all of its endpoints, and open if it contains none of its endpoints.