Mean Value Theorem Explained, Part 1 of 2

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In "Mean Value Theorem Explained, Part 1 of 2", the speaker provides an intuitive explanation of the Mean Value Theorem, which states that for a continuous and differentiable function on a closed interval, there exists at least one point where the slope of the tangent equals the slope of the secant line between the endpoints. The importance of this theorem is discussed, and an example is provided to help visualize the concept.

Lesson Description:

Part 1 of an explanation on the Mean Value Theorem.

Produced by Kent Murdick
Instructor of Mathematics
University of South Alabama

Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the Mean Value Theorem?
  • What does the Mean Value Theorem mean?
  • Why does the Mean Value Theorem work?
  • Why is the Mean Value Theorem important?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This video explains the Mean Value Theorem in a way that makes sense. It breaks down the language of the definition so any student can understand what it means, see why it is true, and understand why it is useful. This is a very good explanation of a very important theorem in Calculus.
  • cedemaria

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    Well done! It was a nice refresher and easy to understand.