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### Prerequisites:

• Intro to Sage

# Review of Sage

For those of you who had a Calculus 1 lab with me last semester, you are already familiar with Sage. This worksheet is a quick review of some of the key features we covered last semester.

If you have not used Sage before, I recommend working through the Calc 1 lab "Intro to Sage." Then return to this worksheet.

## Graphing

You graph a function in Sage using the "plot" command.

### Example 1

Graph .

Remember, every multiplication must be explicit in Sage. You must type 3*x^2 (3x^2 will not work).

Also, don't forget the parentheses. They are often required around the numerator and denominator of fractions.

I will give the function a name first, and then I will graph it.

f(x)=sqrt(x^2+9)/(3*x^2+2)  #First, define the function.
plot(f(x))                  #Now make a graph.


It is also possible to plot a function without giving it a name. However, since we usually do more than one thing with our functions, it is usually worth it to define the function first.

plot(sqrt(x^2+9)/(3*x^2+2))


The default plot window uses , and Sage choose the range on the y-axis to fit the graph to the window.

If you want to specify a new window, use the xmin, xmax, ymin, and ymax options.

plot(f(x),xmin=-10,xmax=10,ymin=-1,ymax=2)


To graph more than one function, add plots together.

### Example 2

Add a graph of to the graph of .

Note: the domain of is , so I have set xmin=0 for the plot of . If you have xmin less than 0, Sage will give you a warning.

g(x)=sin(ln(x))
plot(f(x),xmin=-10,xmax=10,ymin=-1,ymax=2)+plot(g(x),xmin=0,xmax=10,ymin=-1,ymax=2)


To distinguish between the two functions, you can change the color and/or the line style.

For example, to change the color to red, add color='red' to the plot (notice the quotation marks around the color name). Sage knows many colors; feel free to experiment.

To change the line style to dashed, add linestyle='dashed' to the plot (again, notice the quotation marks). You can also use 'dotted' or 'dashdot' instead.

plot(f(x),xmin=-10,xmax=10,ymin=-1,ymax=2)+plot(g(x),xmin=0,xmax=10,ymin=-1,ymax=2,color='red',linestyle='dashed')


For more about graphing, refer to the Calculus 1 lab "Graphing and Solving Equations."

## Limits

The "limit" command is used to find limits of functions. To take a limit as x approaches a, you add x=a to the limit command.

### Example 3

Find

f(x)=(x^2-1)/(x-1)
limit(f(x),x=1)

2

For one-sided limits, add dir='right' or dir='left' (notice quotation marks).

Find the following:

limit(f(x),x=1,dir='right') #right limit
limit(f(x),x=1,dir='left')  #left limit

2 2

### Example 4

Find

Any variable other than x has to be "declared." In this example, "%var t" tells Sage that t is a variable.

%var t
f(t)=(t+4)/sqrt(t+4)
limit(f(t),t=-4)

0

For more about limits, refer to the Calculus 1 lab "Limits."

## Derivatives

You compute derivatives in Sage using the "derivative" command.

### Example 5

Given , compute the following:

f(x)=4*x^6-8*x^3+2*x-1   #Don't forget all the multiplications.
derivative(f(x),x)       #First derivative
show(_)

24*x^5 - 24*x^2 + 2
derivative(f(x),x,2)     #Second derivative
show(_)

120*x^4 - 48*x

If you want to compute particular values of the derivative, then define a new function equal to the derivative. Sage does not allow f', so I like to call my derivative df, for "derivative of f." You can use any name you want (just don't call it f again).

### Example 6

Given , compute the following:

f(x)=4*x^6-8*x^3+2*x-1
df(x)=derivative(f(x),x) #First, give the derivative function a name.
df(1)                    #Now use this function to calculate the value you want.

2
d2f(x)=derivative(f(x),x,2)  #I call my second derivative d2F
d2f(-1)

168

For more about derivatives, refer to the Calculus 1 lab "Differentiation."

## Integrals

To compute an integral in Sage, use the "integral" command. Here is an indefinite integral (antiderivative). This requires two arguments: the function to be integrated and the variable of integration.

### Example 7

Given , compute

f(x)=4*x^6-8*x^3+2*x-1
integral(f(x),x)
show(_)

4/7*x^7 - 2*x^4 + x^2 - x

Here is a definite integral. This requires two additional arguments: the lower and upper limits of integration.

### Example 8

Given , compute

f(x)=4*x^6-8*x^3+2*x-1
integral(f(x),x,-1,1)

-6/7

### Example 9

Compute

Don't forget to declare variables first.

%var a,b,c,t,A
integral(a*t^2+b*t+c,t,-A,A)
show(_)

2/3*A^3*a + 2*A*c

For more about integrals, refer to the Calculus 1 lab "Symbolic Integration."