Maxima and Minima are the most common concepts in differential calculus. It is derived from Latin word meaning the maximum and minimum value of a function respectively. They are the important concepts which are applicable both in Mathematics and Science.
Maxima and minima are two types of:
Local and Global Maximum and Minimum
In order to find the maximum and minimum values of some function, firstly we need to distinguish between the concepts of local
maxima and minima
or global maxima and minima.
The formulae required to find maxima and minima for a function
is y = f(x)
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