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Extremum

An extreme value of a function. In other words, the minima and maxima of a function. Extrema may be either relative (local) or absolute (global).

Note: The first derivative test and the second derivative test are common methods used to find extrema.

 

 

 

See also

Relative minimum, relative maximum, absolute minimum, absolute maximum, local minimum, local maximum, global minimum, global maximum

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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