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Problem 35 Hard Difficulty

(a) Use Newton's method to find the critical numbers of the function
$$ f(x) = x^+ - x^4 + 3x^3 - 2x $$
correct to six decimal places.
(b) Find the absolute minimum value of $ f $ correct to four decimal places.


a. $x \approx-1.293227,-0.441731,0.507854$
b. $\approx-2.0212$ is the absolute minimum value of $f$


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