This set of Engineering Mathematics Questions and Answers for Experienced people focuses on “Rolle’s Theorem – 2”.

1. Rolle’s Theorem tells about the

a) Existence of point c where derivative of a function becomes zero.

b) Existence of point c where derivative of a function is positive.

c) Existence of point c where derivative of a function is negative.

d) Existence of point c where derivative of a function is either positive or negative.

Considering function attains same values at point a, b

Where, c∈(a,b).

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Explanation: Statement of Rolle’s Theorem is that, If function f(x) attains same value at point ‘a’ and ‘b’ [ f(a) = f(b) ], and continuous in closed interval [a, b] and differentiable in open interval (a, b), then there exists a point ‘c’ such that c∈(a,b) and f’(c) = 0.

2. Rolle’s Theorem is a special case of

a) Lebniz Theorem

b) Mean Value Theorem

c) Taylor Series of a function

d) Leibnit’x Theorem

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Explanation: According to Mean Value Theorem, If a function exist at pt. ‘a’, ‘b’ and continuous in closed interval [a, b] and differentiable in open interval (a, b) then there exists a point ‘c’, such that c∈(a,b), Where,

f’(c)= [f(b)-f(a)]/(b-a).

Hence, By putting f(b) = f(a) in the statement of Mean Value Theorem, we get

f’(c) = [f(b)-f(a)]/(b-a) = 0 . Which is a statement of Rolle’s Theorem.

3. Rolle’s theorem is applicable to the

a) Functions differentiable in closed interval [a, b] and continuous in open interval (a, b) only and having

same value at point ‘a’ and ‘b’

b) Functions continuous in closed interval [a, b] only and having same value at point ‘a’ and ‘b’

c) Functions continuous in closed interval [a, b] and differentiable in open interval (a, b) only and having same value at point ‘a’ and ‘b’

d) Monotonically Increasing funtions.

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Explanation: Statement of Rolle’s Theorem is that, If function f(x) attains same value at point ‘a’ and ‘b’ [ f(a) = f(b) ], and continuous in closed interval [a, b] and differentiable in open interval (a, b), then there exists a point ‘c’ such that c∈(a,b) and f’(c) = 0.

4. Find the value of c(a point where slope of a atangent to curve is zero) if f(x) = Sin(x) is continuous over interval [0,π] and differentiable over interval (0, π) and c ∈(0,π)

a) π

b) ^{π}⁄_{2}

c) ^{π}⁄_{6}

d) ^{π}⁄_{4}

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Explanation: Given, f(x)=Sin(x) , x ∈ [0,π] Now f(0) = f(π) = 0

f’(c) = Cos(c) = 0

c =

^{π}⁄

_{2}.

5. Find the value of c if f(x) = x(x-3)e^{3x} , is continuous over interval [0,3] and differentiable over interval (0, 3) and c ∈(0,3)

a) 0.369

b) 2.703

c) 0

d) 3

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Explanation: f(0) = 0

f(3) = 0

Hence, By rolle’s Theorem

f’(c) = (c-3) e

^{3c}+ c e

^{3c}+ 3c(c-3) e

^{3c}= 0

Hence, c-3 + c + 3c^{2} -9c = 0

3c^{2} – 7c – 3 = 0

c = 2.703 , -0.369

Now c ∈(0,3) , hence , c = 2.703.

6. Find the value of c if f(x) = sin^{3}(x)cos(x), is continuous over interval [0, ^{π}⁄_{2}] and differentiable over interval (0, ^{π}⁄_{2}) and c ∈(0, ^{π}⁄_{2})

a) 0

b) ^{π}⁄_{6}

c) ^{π}⁄_{3}

d) ^{π}⁄_{2}

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Explanation:

f(x) = sin

^{3}(x)cos(x)

f(0) = 0

f(

^{π}⁄

_{2}) = 0

Hence,

f’(c) = 3sin

^{2}(c)cos(c)cos(c) – sin

^{4}(c) = 0

3sin^{2}(c)cos^{2}(c) – sin^{4}(c) = 0

sin^{2}(c)[3 cos^{2}(c) – sin^{2}(c)] = 0

either, sin^{2}(c)=0 or 3 cos^{2}(c) – sin^{2}(c) = 0

Since sin^{2}(c) cannot be zero because c cannot be 0

Hence, 3 cos^{2}(c) – sin^{2}(c)=0

tan^{2}(c) = 3

tan(c) = √3

c = ^{π}⁄_{3}.

7. Find value of c where f(x) = sin(x) e^{x} tan(x) , c ∈(0,∞)

a) Tan^{-1}[-(2+c^{2})/(1+c^{2})

b) Tan^{-1}[-(2-c^{2})/(1+c^{2})].

c) Tan^{-1}[(2+c^{2})/(1+c^{2})].

d) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, Cannot find the value of c

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Explanation: Since, f(x) = e

^{x}sin(x) tan(x) is not continuous over interval (0,∞), Hnece Rolle’s, theorem is not applied.

8. f(x) = 3Sin(2x), is continuous over interval [0,π] and differentiable over interval (0,π) and c ∈(0,π)

a) π

b) ^{π}⁄_{2}

c) ^{π}⁄_{4}

d) ^{π}⁄_{8}

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Explanation: f(x) = 3Sin(2x)

f(0)=0

f(π)=0

Hence,

f’(c) = 6Cos(2c) = 0

c=

^{π}⁄

_{2}.

9. Find the value of ‘a’ if f(x) = ax^{2}+32x+4 is continuous over [-4, 0] and differentiable over (-4, 0) and satisfy the Rolle’s theorem. Hence find the point in interval (-2,0) at which its slope of a tangent is zero

a) 2, -2

b) 2, -1

c) 8, -1

d) 8, -2

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Explanation: Since it satisfies Rolle’s Theorem,

f’(c) = 0 = 2ac+32 …………………. (1)

and, f(0) = 4 hence by Rolle’s theorem

and, f(-4) = 4 = 16a-128+4 (because f(0)=f(-4) condition of rolle’s theorem)

⇒ a = 8

from, eq.(1)

⇒ c = -2.

10. Find the value of ‘a’ & ‘b’ if f(x) = ax^{2} + bx + sin(x) is continuous over [0, pi] and differentiable over (0, pi) and satisfy the Rolle’s theorem at point c = ^{π}⁄_{4}.

a) 0.45,1.414

b) 0.45,-1.414

c) -0.45,1.414

d) -0.45,-1.414

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Explanation: Since function f(x) is continuous over [0,pi] and satisfy rolle’s theorem,

⇒ f(0) = f(pi) = 0

⇒ f(π) = a π

^{2}+ b π=0

⇒ a π+b=0 ………………….(1)

Since it satisfies rolle’s theorem at c=

^{π}⁄

_{4}

f’(c) = 2ac + b + Cos(c) = 0

⇒ a(

^{π}⁄

_{2}) + b +

^{1}⁄

_{√2}= 0 ………………..(2)

From eq(1) and eq(2) we get,

⇒ a = 0.45

⇒ b = -1.414.

11. Find value of c(a point in f(x) where slope of tangent to curve is zero) where

a) ^{π}⁄_{4}

b) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, because function is not continuous in interval [0, ^{π}⁄_{2}].

c) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, because function is not differential in interval (0, ^{π}⁄_{2})

d) Function is both continuous and differentiable but Rolle’s theorem is not applicable as f(0) ≠ f(^{π}⁄_{2})

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Explanation: Continuity Check.

Hence function is discontinuous in interval (0,

^{π}⁄

_{2}).

Hence Rolle’s theorem cannot be applied.

12. Find value of c(a point in a curve where slope of tangent to curve is zero) where

a) 1.5

b) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, because function is not continuous in interval [0,2].

c) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, because function is not differential in interval (0,2)

d) Function is both continuous and differentiable but Rolle’s theorem is not applicable as f(0) ≠ f(2)

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Explanation: Continuity Check

Hence function is not differentiable so Rolle’s Theorem cannot be applied.

13. f(x) = ln(10-x^{2}) , x=[-3,3], find the point in interval [-3,3] where slope of a tangent is zero,

a) 0

b) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, because function is not continuous in interval [-3,3 ].

c) Rolle’s Theorem is not applied, because function is not differential in interval (-3,3)

d) 2

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Explanation: Domain of f(x) = [-√10, +√10] Hence given f(x) is continuous in interval [-3,3] f’(x) = -2x/(10-x2)

⇒ x ≠ ±√10

⇒ Domain of f’(x) = (-∞,∞)- ±√10

⇒ Hence f(x) is differential in interval (-3,3)

f’(c) = -2c/(10-c

^{2}) = 0

⇒ c=0.

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