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This chapter is devoted to some applications of the derivative which form part of the basic skills in modelling. We start with a discussion of features of graphs. More precisely, we use the derivative to describe geometric properties like maxima, minima and monotonicity. Even though plotting functions with MATLAB or maple is simple, understanding the connection with the derivative is important, for example, when a function with given properties is to be chosen from a particular class of functions.
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