# Calculus Examples

By the Sum Rule, the derivative of with respect to is .

Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .

Evaluate .

Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .

Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .

Multiply by .

Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .

Add and .

By the Sum Rule, the derivative of with respect to is .

Evaluate .

Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .

Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .

Multiply by .

Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .

Add and .

To find the local maximum and minimum values of the function, set the derivative equal to and solve.

Add to both sides of the equation.

Divide each term in by .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Evaluate the second derivative at . If the second derivative is positive, then this is a local minimum. If it is negative, then this is a local maximum.

is a local minimum because the value of the second derivative is positive. This is referred to as the second derivative test.

is a local minimum