Chapter 2.1, Problem 4E

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781305270343

Textbook Problem

The point *P*(0.5, 0) lies on the curve *y* = cos *πx.*

(a) If *Q* is the point (*x*, cos *πx*), use your calculator to find the slope of the secant line *PQ* (.correct to six decimal places) for the following values of *x:*

(i) 0

(ii) 0.4

(iii) 0.49

(iv) 0.499

(v) 1

(vi) 0.6

(vii) 0.51

(viii) 0.501

(b) Using the result of part (a), guess the value of the slope of the tangent line to the curve at *P*(0.5, 0).

(c) Using the slope from part (b), find an equation of the tangent line to the curve at *P*(0.5, 0).

(d) Sketch the curve, two of the secant lines, and the tangent line.

(a)

To determine

**To find:** The slope of the secant line *PQ* for the following values of *x.*

Explanation

**Given:**

The equation of the curve

The point *P*(0.5, 0) lies on the curve *y*.

The point *Q* is

**Calculation:**

The slope of the secant line between the points, *P*(0.5, 0) and *Q*

**Section (i):**

Obtain the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

Substitute 0 for *x* in

Substitute *Q*

Thus, the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

**Section-(ii):**

Obtain the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

Substitute 0.4 for *x* in

Substitute *Q*

Thus, the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

**Section-(iii):**

Obtain the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

Substitute 0.49 for *x* in

Substitute *Q*

Thus, the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

**Section-(iv):**

Obtain the slope of the secant line *PQ* when

Substitute 0.499 for *x* in

Substitute *Q*

(b)

To determine

**To guess:** The slope of the tangent line to the curve at *P* (0.5, 0).

(c)

To determine

**To find:** The equation of the tangent line to the curve at *P*(0.5, 0).

(d)

To determine

**To sketch:** The curve, two of the secant line, and the tangent line.

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