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 Apr 16 comment How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? @Qiaochu: thanks for that comment, I guess the derivative of a polynomial satisfies $f'(-x)=-f'(x) \Rightarrow f'$ is odd with degree $n \Rightarrow \int f'(x)dx$ is even with degree $n+1$..? Unfortunately I can't say much about a power series or a differentiable function in general... Apr 16 comment How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? $g(0) = f(0)-f(-0)=0$ ? Apr 16 comment How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? thank you for this answer. Unfortunately I can't manage to finish the problem with it yet. $g(x) = f(x)-f(-x) \Rightarrow g'(x)=f'(x)+f'(-x) \Rightarrow g'(x) =0 \Rightarrow g(x)=C \Rightarrow ?$ is the rest pretty much as Chris shows, or did you have something else in mind? (The only thing is that I don't know how I would have defined all these other functions and so on...) Apr 16 comment How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? @Fabian: yeah, careless mistake on my part, thank you for clearing that up Apr 16 comment How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? @Fabian: Thank you, I noticed that as well, but wasn't sure if it would turn out to be a 'trick.' As for deducing something: what more than $f(-x) = -f(x)$ or maybe even $f(-x)+f(x)=0$ should I see? Also, why is it ok to evaluate the definite integral here? (sorry if i'm missing very obvious stuff!) Apr 16 comment How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? @Thomas: It's not homework, but thanks for the hint anyway. If I integrate both sides of the above equation I get $f(-x) + C = -\int f(x)dx$ right? I am not sure what to do with that and in I general get thrown off by the constant whenever I try to use integration... Apr 16 revised How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? edited title Apr 16 asked How do you show this property of a differentiable function given information about the derivative? Apr 10 accepted What is the best way to show that no positive powers of this matrix will be the identity matrix? Apr 10 asked What is the best way to show that no positive powers of this matrix will be the identity matrix? Mar 30 awarded Cleanup Mar 30 revised Why does $a_n = (1+\frac{2}{n})^{n}$ converge to $e^2$? rolled back to a previous revision Mar 29 accepted Why does $a_n = (1+\frac{2}{n})^{n}$ converge to $e^2$? Mar 29 comment Why does $a_n = (1+\frac{2}{n})^{n}$ converge to $e^2$? Thank you very much for this answer. Just one question: why is the first limit going to zero rather than infinity? Mar 29 asked Why does $a_n = (1+\frac{2}{n})^{n}$ converge to $e^2$? Mar 13 accepted Proving elementary inverse image consequence Mar 13 asked Proving elementary inverse image consequence Mar 11 comment Is a linear tranformation onto or one-to-one? oh ok, so it wouldn't have been a function in the first place... Thanks for clearing that up for me! And thanks for another great answer of course! Mar 11 comment Is a linear tranformation onto or one-to-one? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is it always the case that whether a function is one-to-one depends only on the domain? For instance with the example $f(x) = x^2$ if the codomain were $0$, wouldn't the function still be one-to-one? Mar 7 comment Proving $(2n+1) + (2n+3) + \cdots + (4n-1) = 3n^{2}$ for all positive integers $n$ Thank you for the answer, although I must say that it isn't the same without the bold HINT formatting ;)