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Finding the Optimum

  • Raymond Friedman

Abstract

We all recall from our study of calculus that we can find the maximum or minimum of a continuous function by differentiating the function and setting the first derivative equal to zero. We can determine if we are dealing with a maximum or a minimum by noting whether the second derivative is negative or positive. Of course, a function may have several maxima and/or minima. Also, a function may not be continuous.

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Heat Transfer Biot Number Initial Angle Golf Ball Optimum Mass 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

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  • Raymond Friedman

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