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Classification of critical points

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  1. richyw
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    Find and classify the critical points of \(f(x,y)=8xy-2x^2-y^4\)

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  2. Ahaanomegas
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    Critical points are those "important" points, basically! Google is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_point_(mathematics).

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    I know what a critical point is. I don't know what it means to "classify" them.

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    If I had a region then I would have an interior point and a boundary curve. But no region is given to me. so would they all be classified as "interior"?

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    "is it a global/relative max/min I would think

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    ah that makes sense. so like max, min or saddle point?

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