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Maxima and Minima

  • Silvanus P. Thompson
  • Martin Gardner
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Abstract

A quantity which varies continuously is said to pass by (or through) a local maximum or minimum value when, in the course of its variation, the immediately preceding and following values are both smaller or greater, respectively, than the value referred to. An infinitely great value is therefore not a maximum value.

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© Martin Gardner 1998

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  • Silvanus P. Thompson
  • Martin Gardner

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