By Bob Miller

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These are both inflection points. Test for cusps: |f'(0)| is infinite, f(0) = 0. f'(0-) is negative and f'(0+) is positive. Cusp points down. Left-end and right-end substitution: f(-1) = 25 (-1,25), f(5) = 5 2/3. 92). Whew!!!! Let us sketch: Other Aids Symmetry: 1. f(x) = f(-x). Symmetrical about the y axis. 2. f(x) = -f(-x). Symmetrical about the origin. 3. g(y) = g(-y). Symmetrical about the x axis. This is only found in graphing curves that are not functions of x. Example 31— y axis symmetry Example 32— Symmetric origin Example 33— x axis symmetry For completeness, we will sketch a curve that is not a function of x or y.

Dx the antiderivative or indefinite integral, is a family of functions, each of which differs from the others by a constant. We rewrite previous rules using the indefinite integral. Example 27— Example 28— This is a change of variables. We let u equal whatever is in parentheses, under a radical sign, etc. Let u = x3 + 1. du/dx = 3x2 . Solve for dx. du = 3x2 dx. So dx = du/3x2. The limits must change. u = x3 + 1. x = 0. u = 33 + 1 = 1. x = 3. u = 33 + 1 = 28. Example 29— Here's a tricky one. Let u = x2 - 1.

Example 4— Substitute x=0. y intercept is (0,8). Example 5— For x = 0, we get -3/0. There is no y intercept. Warnings: 1. If you get the sign of the y intercept wrong, you will never, never sketch the curve properly. 2. Functions have one y intercept at most (one or none). 3. If we have the intercept (0,0), it is one of the x intercepts, maybe the only one, but the only y intercept. We do not have to waste time trying to find another one! Vertical Asymptotes A rational function has a vertical asymptote whenever the bottom of the fraction is equal to 0.