Chapter 14: Extrema



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


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