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    Countinous after derivative

    If a function fis countinous on the closed interval (a,b) and diffrenciable on the open interval (a,b). Then f' is countinous on the closed interval [a,b]. It seems true, I was not able to find any counterexamples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
    If a function fis countinous on the closed interval (a,b) and diffrenciable on the open interval (a,b). Then f' is countinous on the closed interval [a,b]. It seems true, I was not able to find any counterexamples.
    I may have the wrong end of the stick here but what about:

    f(x)=\sqrt x,\  x \in [0,1]\ ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
    I may have the wrong end of the stick here but what about:

    f(x)=\sqrt x,\  x \in [0,1]\ ?

    RonL
    "Wrong end of the stick" is that supposed to be a pun
    Well, it is true that the endpoint is not countinous (end of stick) okay thus, what about the open interval?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
    "Wrong end of the stick" is that supposed to be a pun
    Well, it is true that the endpoint is not countinous (end of stick) okay thus, what about the open interval?
    Not sure what you mean. It's a counter example; its continuous on a closed
    interval [0,1], differentiable on (0,1), but its derivative is not continuous
    on [0,1].

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    I agree with you,

    but what about if discountinous on an open interval? Is that possible?
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