Calculus: Early Transcendentals 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285741552
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-155-0

Chapter 2 - Section 2.8 - The Derivative as a Function - 2.8 Exercises: 39

Answer

a) $\frac{dP}{dt}$ represents the percentage rate of change per year. b) $\frac{dP}{dt}|_{t=2}$ represents the percentage rate of change in the city's electrical power after 2 years.

Work Step by Step

a) $\frac{dP}{dt}$ represents the percentage rate of change in the city's electricity power that is produced by solar panels since 2000. b) $\frac{dP}{dt}|_{t=2} = 3.5$ represents the percentage rate of change of the city's electrical power produced by solar panels in the year 2002.
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