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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

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James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805
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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

4th Edition
James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805

Solutions

Chapter 4, Problem 46RE
To determine

To find: The maximum value of observer’s angle of sight.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 46RE

The maximum value of observer’s angle of sight is 30° .

Explanation of Solution

Given information:

The figure is shown below.

Calculation:

Consider the figure.

  Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, Chapter 4, Problem 46RE

Figure-1

From figure,

  tanα=3x1α=tan1(3x1)tanβ=x1β=tan1(x1)

The sight angle is,

  θ=tan1(3x)tan1(x)

Differentiate above equation.

  dθdx=11+9x2(3)11+x2

Substitute dθdx=0 in above equation.

  0=11+9x2(3)11+x2x=13

Substitute x=13 in above equation.

  θ=tan1(33)tan1(13)=π3π6=π6=30°

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