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Rolle's theorem

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A theorem stating that if a curve is continuous, has two x-intercepts, and has a tangent at every point between the intercepts, at least one of these tangents is parallel to the x-axis.

Etymologies

After Michel Rolle (1652-1719), French mathematician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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