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Old 2009-07-02, 20:56   #5
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Originally Posted by hallstei View Post
Any pointers to good textbooks that deals with how to automatically approximate maximums and minimums for general functions?
Any Calculus book will do.
Generally, the extrema of a function g(x) occur when g'(x) changes sign (+ to - for maximum and - to + for minimum) which may take place when g'(x) = 0 or is undefined.
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