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Post by GABRIEL OWUSU on June 22, 2014

Please can you help me with this question . Find K if f(X)=e^(x^2-k/x) has a relative or local min at x=-2 .

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Post by Brittany Trombley on April 18, 2014

how do you check if its defined?

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Post by Nicolette Reilly on November 7, 2011

how do you get the derivative before you set it to zero?

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Post by Dro Mahmoudi on April 26, 2011

its awsomeee

Absolute Minima and Maxima

  • These are also called global minima/maxima, or absolute/global extrema.
  • Remember that critical points occur where the derivative is zero or the derivative is undefined.
  • Remember to check the endpoints!
  • Here we are simply looking for the smallest value and largest value (there could also be a tie).

Absolute Minima and Maxima

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Minimums and Maximums 0:09
    • Absolute Minima and Maxima (Extrema)
    • Critical Points
  • Lecture Example 1 2:58
  • Lecture Example 2 6:57
  • Lecture Example 3 10:02
  • Additional Example 4
  • Additional Example 5