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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Local maximum and minimum points. Testing for maximum and minimum. Optimization. Points of inflexion with zero and non-zero gradients".

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Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*A function is given as \(f(x)=3x^2-6x+4+\frac3x,-2\le x \le 4, x\ne 0\).*" ... more - "
*Consider the graph of the function \(f(x)=7-3x^2-x^3\)*" ... more - "
*A child's play tent is made in the shape of half a cylinder. It is constructed from a fibreglass frame with material pulled tightly around it. The fibreglass frame consists of a rectangular base, two semi-circular ends and two further support rods, as shown in the following diagram.*" ... more - "
*A package is in the shape of a cuboid and has a length \(l\) cm, width \(w\) cm and height of 12 cm.*" ... more - "
*Consider the cubic function \(f(x)=\frac{1}{6}x^3-2x^2+6x-2\)*" ... more - "
*The displacement, in millimetres, of a particle from an origin, O, at time t seconds, is given by \(s(t) = t^3 cos t + 5t sin t\) where \( 0 \le t \le 5 \) .*" ... more - "
*The following diagram shows part of the graph of \(y=f (x)\)*" ... more

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

"My favourite optimisation problem is the farmer's dilemma. It's one of the Advanced Starters and can be found here

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