Twice Differentiable Real Function with Positive Second Derivative is Strictly Convex

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Let $f$ be a real function which is twice differentiable on the open interval $\openint a b$ such that:

$\map {f''} x > 0$ for each $x \in \openint a b$.

Then $f$ is strictly convex on $\openint a b$.


From Real Function is Strictly Convex iff Derivative is Strictly Increasing, $f$ is strictly convex if and only if $f'$ is strictly increasing.

Since $f'' > 0$, we have that $f'$ is strictly increasing from Real Function with Strictly Positive Derivative is Strictly Increasing.


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