Derivative of a Power Function
- Dr. Jack L. Jackson II
Allways Present Quadrant
What quadrant is always present in the graph and what quadrant is always missing? Why?
What point is on every graph of a basic power function, regardless of the power?
First Quadrant Behavior
What does the size of the power, n, have to do with the shape of the graph of a basic power function in Quadrant I?
What do the even or odd nature of p and q tell us about the graph of a basic power function? Consider what happens with a negative input to help answer this question.
x = 0?
What happens for an input of 0?