Maxima and Minima

Show that 2x^{3}+3x^{2}+12x-17 increases for all x.  Find the zeros of the function, and sketch the graph.

Source: Rosenberg, R.L. (1984). Elementary Calculus: Course Notes. Ottawa, Canada: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. (Exercise 2: Question 8(ii), p. 11)

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Dr. Lee teaches at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He founded The Mathematics Digital Library in 2013.

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