`f(x) = sin(x) + cos(x)` Consider the function on the interval (0, 2pi). Find the open intervals on which the function is increasing or decreasing, apply first derivative test to identify all...
`f(x) = sin(x) + cos(x)` Consider the function on the interval (0, 2pi). Find the open intervals on which the function is increasing or decreasing, apply first derivative test to identify all relative extrema.
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The function f(x) = sin x + cos x.
In the open interval `(0, 2*pi)` , the intervals in which the function is decreasing and increasing has to be identified.
For a function f(x), if f'(x) >0, the function is increasing at x; and if f'(x)<0, it is decreasing at x. At values of x where f'(x) = 0, the function f(x) has relative extrema.
For f(x) = sin x + cos x
f'(x) = cos x - sin x
cos x - sin x = 0
=> sin x = cos x
=> tan x = 1
`x = tan^-1(1)`
In the interval `(0,2*pi)` , x can take on the values `{pi/4, 5*pi/4}`
Now there are 3 intervals, `(0, pi/4)` , `(pi/4, 5*pi/4` ), (`5*pi/4, 2*pi)`
In the interval `(0, pi/4)` , the value of f'(x) is positive.
In the interval `(pi/4, (5*pi)/4)` , the value of f'(x) is negative
In the interval...
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