Rolle's theorem

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noun \ˈrȯlz-, ˈrōlz-\

Definition of Rolle's theorem

  1. :  a theorem in mathematics: if a curve is continuous, crosses the x-axis at two points, and has a tangent at every point between the two intercepts, its tangent is parallel to the x-axis at some point between the intercepts

Origin and Etymology of rolle's theorem

Michel Rolle †1719 French mathematician


First Known Use: 1858


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