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What is linearization?/ How do you do it?

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  1. anonymous
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    A linearization is a method of approximating values of a function using a tangent line

  2. anonymous
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    do you have a specific question?

  3. anonymous
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    Given a point x = a, the linearization of f(x) at x = a is L(x) = f'(a)(x-a)+f(a)

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    No I don't. I have a free response tomorrow and thats all my teacher said to know.

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    at points very close to x = a on the graph of f(x), L(x) can give a decent approximation

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    L is an approximation of the slope at f(a)

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    no, not of the slope

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    it approximates values of f(x) (the function)

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    So basically find the slope that the point that is given and plug it in?

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    you need the slope at the point, which is f'(a)

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    All a linearization is is the equation for a tangent line to a function at a point x = a

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    Oh ok. That makes sense. Thank you

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    No problem

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