Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Example of a continuous function

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1
    Hi, just a home work question im having problems with. it has to be solved graphically.

    (1) Give an example of a continuous function f : [a,b] -> R that has no local maximum or local minimum at an endpoint
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 9, 2007 #2
    There's not much one can do without basically giving you an answer. But you might try drawing some graphs that satisfy the requirements, then see if you can think of a function that's similar looking.
  4. Apr 9, 2007 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    So neither endpoint is a local min or max, which means?
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2007
  5. Apr 9, 2007 #4
    Oh, it has to be solved graphically. I guess drawing graphs wouldn't be so useful there. Sorry about that.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook