Mean Value Theorems

  • Rodney Coleman
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)


In elementary calculus we learn the mean value theorem: Let f be a real-valued function defined on a closed bounded interval \( \subset \mathbb{R}\) . If f is continuous on and differentiable on (a,b), then there is a point c ε (a,b) such that
$$f(b) - f(a) =\dot{ f}(c)(b - a).$$

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney Coleman
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  1. 1.Laboratoire Jean KuntzmannGrenobleFrance

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