what is a minimum point??
i first thought it was the root, but apparently not :S

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- anonymous

what is a minimum point??
i first thought it was the root, but apparently not :S

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- nowhereman

It's the point where a function is minimal. So there it assumes no smaller value. This notion can be seen locally, so that in a neighbourhood of that point the function assumes no smaller value, or globally.

- anonymous

so how do you work it out?

- nowhereman

If you have a differentiable function in the real numbers, you can find the local minima by finding the points where the derivative is zero. Of course you still have to check them, for example by looking at the second derivative, to make sure they are not saddle points.

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- anonymous

but if you cant differentiate???
coz this is for C1 and we only learn to differentiate in C2
then is there another way of finding it ???

- nowhereman

What class of functions do you have there?

- anonymous

???
class function?
do you mean like grade??
coz that a level

- nowhereman

No, I mean what kind of functions do you consider?

- anonymous

what function :S
i dont know what you mean

- nowhereman

You want to find the minima of some functions, which functions are that?

- anonymous

well, its state the coodinates of the minimum point on the graph of y-7x+6
that is the qs :S
is that what you wanted?

- nowhereman

Do you mean y = 7x+6 ?

- anonymous

soz
its y=x^2-7x+6
soz i didnt know till you told me

- nowhereman

Then you can see it algebraically by the method of completing the quadratic. Do you know that?

- nowhereman

I mean, completing the square ^^

- anonymous

thats it???
so whenever i see a qs like this its just completing the square??

- nowhereman

Yes :-)

- anonymous

thanks
wait for the minimum do you always need 2 no.?
and is there such thing as a maximum?
coz i know there is when differentiation

- nowhereman

If the parabola is the other way around there is no minimum and a maximum instead.

- anonymous

ok thanks
i still use completing the square to find it right
thanks

- nowhereman

yes, only you will have a minus sign in front of the square

- anonymous

ok
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