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    Find and classify, the stationary points on the curves with parametric equations using first differential method. x=t^2 and y=t^3 -3t
    dy/dx= 3t^2-3/2t

    The stationary points are (1,2) when t =-1 and when t=1 the stationary point is (1,-2). The problem I'm having is when using first differential method I get that the points are inflection points, however this is wrong and they should be maximum and minimum points. Any help would be appreciated.
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    (Original post by gooner1010)
    Find and classify, the stationary points on the curves with parametric equations using first differential method. x=t^2 and y=t^3 -3t
    dy/dx= 3t^2-3/2t

    The stationary points are (1,2) when t =-1 and when t=1 the stationary point is (1,-2). The problem I'm having is when using first differential method I get that the points are inflection points, however this is wrong and they should be maximum and minimum points. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Don't you mean second?
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    (Original post by gooner1010)
    Find and classify, the stationary points on the curves with parametric equations using first differential method. x=t^2 and y=t^3 -3t
    dy/dx= 3t^2-3/2t

    The stationary points are (1,2) when t =-1 and when t=1 the stationary point is (1,-2). The problem I'm having is when using first differential method I get that the points are inflection points, however this is wrong and they should be maximum and minimum points. Any help would be appreciated.
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    How did you test your stationary points?
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    (Original post by h3rmit)
    Don't you mean second?
    I tried second and I got the correct answer however the questions says use the first differential
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    (Original post by gooner1010)
    I tried second and I got the correct answer however the questions says use the first differential
    Also for the spec im doing, they only expect you to know first differential
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    (Original post by gooner1010)
    I tried second and I got the correct answer however the questions says use the first differential
    That works too, with t=.9 and t=1.1, then the negatives
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    (Original post by h3rmit)
    That works too, with t=.9 and t=1.1, then the negatives
    is there a specific range when using first differential method? I tried 0.5 and 1.5
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    (Original post by gooner1010)
    is there a specific range when using first differential method? I tried 0.5 and 1.5
    As close to the point you're using as possible is generally good idea, usually 0.1 or less away
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    (Original post by h3rmit)
    That works too, with t=.9 and t=1.1, then the negatives
    When I put 0.9 I get a negative value and 1.1 get a positive value, wouldn't that be a point of inflection?
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    (Original post by gooner1010)
    When I put 0.9 I get a negative value and 1.1 get a positive value, wouldn't that be a point of inflection?
    No, positve on both sides or negative on both sides would be a point of inflection. Positive on one side and negative on the other means it's a turning point, like the hump of a cubic
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    (Original post by h3rmit)
    No, positve on both sides or negative on both sides would be a point of inflection. Positive on one side and negative on the other means it's a turning point, like the hump of a cubic
    ahhh, I've got it now. Thankyou for the help
 
 
 
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