Learn how to sketch the graph of a function using Calculus techniques
Curve sketching refers to sketching the graph of a function
Curve sketching relies on finding key points on the graph of a function
Key points include the X & Y intercepts and the stationary points
The X intercept is found by letting y = 0 and solving the resulting equation
The Y intercept is found by letting x = 0 and solving the resulting equation
Stationary points are found by setting the derivative equal to zero and solving the equation
The ‘nature’, or type, of stationary point is determined using a nature table or 2nd derivative
The key points should fit together on the sketch to produce a coherent graph
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