# Lesson 19: The Mean Value Theorem (slides)

## by Matthew Leingang, Clinical Associate Professor of Mathematics at New York University on *Apr 07, 2011*

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The Mean Value Theorem is the most important theorem in calculus. It is the first theorem which allows us to infer information about a function from information about its derivative. From the MVT we ...

The Mean Value Theorem is the most important theorem in calculus. It is the first theorem which allows us to infer information about a function from information about its derivative. From the MVT we can derive tests for the monotonicity (increase or decrease) and concavity of a function.

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