]> Chapter 14: Extrema

Chapter 14: Extrema

 

Introduction

We consider methods for finding maximum and minimum values of functions of one variable and also of functions of several variables.

Topics

14.1   General Conditions for Maximum or Minimum

14.2   Extremal Values on a Curve in Two Dimensions

14.3   Extremal Values on a Surface in Three Dimensions

14.4   Extrema on a Curve in Three Dimensions

14.5   Divide and Conquer for Finding One Dimensional Extrema