Extremum
An extreme value of a function. In other words, the minima and
maxima of a function. Extrema may be either relative (local) or
absolute
(global).
Note: The first derivative
test and the second
derivative test are common methods used to
find extrema.
See
also
Relative minimum, relative
maximum, absolute
minimum, absolute maximum, local
minimum, local maximum, global
minimum, global maximum
