A series of free Engineering Mathematics video lessons.
How to find critical points of functions?
This is an example illustrating how to find and classify the critical points of functions of two variables. Such ideas rely on the second derivative test and are seen in university mathematics.
Critical points + 2nd derivative test
Multivariable calculus I discuss and solve an example where the location and nature of critical points of a function of two variables is sought. The method is to calculate the partial derivatives, set them to zero and then solve to find the critical points. The critical points are then classified by employing the 2nd derivative test for functions of two variables.
How to find and classify critical points of functions?
This video shows how to calculate and classify the critical points of functions of two variables. The ideas involve first and second order derivatives and are seen in university mathematics.
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