3.6 Inflections and Shape

3.6 Inflections and Shape

Author: Ian VanderSchee

Learners will use the second derivative to find points of inflection, changes in concavity, and other factors of the overall shape of the graph of a function.

Second derivative is used to determine concavity and to find inflection points on the graph of a function.

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Inflections and Shape

Second derivatives are applied to the concepts of inflection points, concavity and overall shape of the graph of a function.