MEAN VALUE THEOREM

Let f be: 1. A continuous function on the closed interval [a, b] 2. A differentiable function on the open interval (a, b) then:
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There is at least one number c within the interval f (b) − f ( a ) (a, b) such that f ′(c) = b −a … f (b) − f ( a ) …symbolically: ∃ c ∈(a, b) ∋ f ′(c) = b − a
f ′(c ) = mtan = msec = f (b) − f (a ) b −a

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Created on 05/12/2000 17:46:00

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