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Prove that the function xne?x reaches its maximum value at

An Introduction to Thermal Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780201380279 | Authors: Daniel V. Schroeder

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Problem 11P

Prove that the function xne−x reaches its maximum value at x = n.

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Solution to 11P

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We have to prove that xne-x reaches maximum value at x=n.

To prove that we use the maxima of the function

Let f(x)= xne-x 

The function f(x) reaches maximum value when the derivative of the function becomes zero.

Taking...

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Chapter B, Problem 11P is Solved
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Textbook: An Introduction to Thermal Physics
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Author: Daniel V. Schroeder
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