[Maxima] find minima and maxima points of a function
marik at mendelu.cz
Fri Feb 6 09:48:32 CST 2009
Wolfgang Lindner <LindnerW <at> t-online.de> writes:
> hi Luigi,
> thanks for sharing your code with us. I enjoy it.
> Find attached some code examples of Maxima friends (Nelson and Mario) for
> the same job.
> Maybe you find it interesting, too.
> My class and me like it ..
Hi Wolfgang, thank you for sharing the code of your friends.
If you use something like this in your classroom, remember,
that the linear system
may have solution which do not belong to the domain of the function f.
In this case your code marks points which do not belong to the
domain as maxima or minima.
For example x^2+y+ln(y) and the point x=0, y=-1.
But I think that only a minor improvement is sufficient to get great
macro for local maxima/minima.
btw: One of my friends wrote a similar procedure in Maple. He included the test
that the results of solve command are real. I think, you can use rectform and
imagpart or freeof in Maxima.
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