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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxima_and_minima

In mathematical analysis, the maxima and minima of a function, known collectively as extrema (the plural of extremum), are the largest ...

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Finding Maxima and Minima using Derivatives ... (See below this example for how we found that derivative.) ... Example: Find the maxima and minima for:.

Sal gives multiple examples where he identifies relative maximum points, relative minimum points, absolute maximum points, and absolute minimum points.

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In many applied problems we want to find the largest or smallest value that a function achieves (for example, we might want to find the minimum cost at which  ...

immediate locality. In many applications, a scientist, engineer, or economist for example, will be ... Using the first derivative to distinguish maxima from minima. 7.

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Example 14.7.2 Verify that f(x,y)=x2+y2 has a minimum at (0,0). First, we compute all the ... Example 14.7.3 Find all local maxima and minima for f(x,y)=x2−y2.

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... or decreasing, relative maxima or minima, or the absolute maximum or minimum value of f ... Example. The function f(x)=3x4−4x3−12x2+3 has first derivative.