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## #1 2013-11-11 09:32:55

anonimnystefy
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### Function sign

Has anyone got an idea about getting the sign of this function:

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## #2 2013-11-12 04:48:30

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### Re: Function sign

Hi,

It's negative for x>1, but what was the question?

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## #3 2013-11-12 15:19:51

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### Re: Function sign

Hi gAr

I managed to get that result as well, but in a very complicated way, which is surprising, since it is a book problem.

The function comes from analysing a different function

for monotonity.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #4 2013-11-12 17:16:47

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### Re: Function sign

Hi anonimnystefy,

Okay, I only plotted it, nothing else.

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## #5 2013-11-13 00:21:25

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### Re: Function sign

So, do you have any ideas?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #6 2013-11-13 06:06:07

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### Re: Function sign

We can see that x^2-1 increases faster than x log x, for x>1.

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## #7 2013-11-13 09:07:44

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### Re: Function sign

But, what about the -x^2log(x) term?

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## #8 2013-11-13 17:59:49

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### Re: Function sign

I was talking about the equation in #3

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## #9 2013-11-14 09:20:26

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### Re: Function sign

Ah, I see. But, how exactly do I show that it is decreasing.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #10 2013-11-15 05:57:10

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### Re: Function sign

Well, I don't know, inequalities is in my todo list!

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense"  - Buddha?

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