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Linearization of function F(t) = t2 /2 + 2t

  1. Jun 5, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Finding the linearization of the function F(t) = t2 /2 + 2t at t = -1.

    2. Relevant equations
    F'(t) = t+2


    3. The attempt at a solution

    F(t) + F'(t)(t-a)

    -3+1(t+1) = t -2
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2010 #2

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    Re: Linearization

    Good try, but you need to correct a few errors. First, there's no y in your answer. The linearization of F(t) is a line, so your answer should be an equation of a line, e.g. y=mt+b. Other than that, just recheck your calculations of F(-1).
     
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