# Find the Critical Points f(x)=sin(x)^2+cos(x) Find the derivative.
By the Sum Rule, the derivative of with respect to is .
Evaluate .
Differentiate using the chain rule, which states that is where and .
To apply the Chain Rule, set as .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Replace all occurrences of with .
The derivative of with respect to is .
The derivative of with respect to is .
Reorder terms.
Set the derivative equal to .
Solve for .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .
Set the first factor equal to and solve.
Set the first factor equal to .
Take the inverse sine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the sine.
The exact value of is .
The sine function is positive in the first and second quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the second quadrant.
Subtract from .
Find the period.
The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
Solve the equation.
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Divide by .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
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Set the next factor equal to and solve.
Set the next factor equal to .
Add to both sides of the equation.
Divide each term by and simplify.
Divide each term in by .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Take the inverse cosine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the cosine.
The exact value of is .
The cosine function is positive in the first and fourth quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the fourth quadrant.
Simplify .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
Combine.
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Find the period.
The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
Solve the equation.
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Divide by .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
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The final solution is all the values that make true.
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Substitute the values of which cause the derivative to be into the original function.
Evaluate.
Simplify each term.
The exact value of is .
Raising to any positive power yields .
The exact value of is .
Simplify each term.
Apply the reference angle by finding the angle with equivalent trig values in the first quadrant.
The exact value of is .
Raising to any positive power yields .
Apply the reference angle by finding the angle with equivalent trig values in the first quadrant. Make the expression negative because cosine is negative in the second quadrant.
The exact value of is .
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Simplify each term.
The exact value of is .
Apply the product rule to .
Rewrite as .
Rewrite as .
Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .
Combine and .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Evaluate the exponent.
Raise to the power of .
The exact value of is .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
Combine.
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply by .
Simplify each term.
Apply the reference angle by finding the angle with equivalent trig values in the first quadrant. Make the expression negative because sine is negative in the fourth quadrant.
The exact value of is .
Use the power rule to distribute the exponent.
Apply the product rule to .
Apply the product rule to .
Raise to the power of .
Multiply by .
Rewrite as .
Rewrite as .
Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .
Combine and .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Evaluate the exponent.
Raise to the power of .
Apply the reference angle by finding the angle with equivalent trig values in the first quadrant.
The exact value of is .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
Combine.
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply by .
Find the domain of the derivative.
The domain of the expression is all real numbers except where the expression is undefined. In this case, there is no real number that makes the expression undefined.
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Since there are no values of where the derivative is undefined, there are no additional critical points.
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Find the Critical Points f(x)=sin(x)^2+cos(x)     