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dwong
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Hi, what is the equation (2) that being referred to repeatedly in Problem Set 3?
 11 months ago
 11 months ago
dwong Group Title
Hi, what is the equation (2) that being referred to repeatedly in Problem Set 3?
 11 months ago
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Splash_Dance Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Do you mean Exercises 2a, 2e, & 2h from section 2B of Problem set 3? If so, then I believe the question is referring to the equations listed in the previous problem on the problem set. Thus, the question is asking you to find the inflection points of the following graphs: \[y = x^3 − 3x + 1\]\[y = x/(x + 4)\]\[y = e^{x^2}\] Does this help?
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creeksider Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This problem set was originally designed for use in a different calculus course that had some supplemental readings. The reading for approximation is available here: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/1801singlevariablecalculusfall2006/readings/a_approximations.pdf Equation (2) appears in that reading (which is kind of interesting for a slightly different take on approximation than presented in this course).
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dwong Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks Splash_Dance  it was actually 2A1 and 3. creeksider, thanks for pointing it out.
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