f(x,y) = (x^2 + y^2)e^(x^2-y^2) = z
I have found that the part ∂z/∂y = 0 when y = 0 or +/- sqrt(1 - x^2)
and that ∂z/∂x = 0 when x=0 or x^2 + y^2 + 1 = 0 which is not real
so now how do I classify them? i.e. what is min, what is max, what is saddle?
f(x,y) = (x^2 + y^2)e^(x^2-y^2) = z
I have found that the part ∂z/∂y = 0 when y = 0 or +/- sqrt(1 - x^2)
and that ∂z/∂x = 0 when x=0 or x^2 + y^2 + 1 = 0 which is not real
so now how do I classify them? i.e. what is min, what is max, what is saddle?
$\displaystyle \displaystyle f_x=2xe^{x^2-y^2}+(x^2+y^2)e^{x^2-y^2}(2x)=2xe^{2x-y^2}(1+x^2+y^2)=0$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle x=0, \ 1+x^2+y^2=0$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle f_y=2ye^{x^2-y^2}+(x^2+y^2)e^{x^2-y^2}(-2y)=2ye^{x^2-y^2}(1-x^2-y^2)=0$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle y=0, \ 1=x^2+y^2$
By substitution,
$\displaystyle \displaystyle x^2+y^2+x^2+y^2=0\Rightarrow 2x^2+2y^2=0\Rightarrow x^2+y^2=0$
Critical point:
$\displaystyle \displaystyle f(0,0)=0\Rightarrow (0,0,0)$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle f_{xx}(0,0)=2$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle f_{yy}(0,0)=2$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle f_{xy}(0,0)=2$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle d=f_{xx}f_{yy}-[f_{xy}]^2=4-4=0$
Inconclusive. Those, being $\displaystyle f_{xx}, \ f_{yy}, \ f_{xy}$, derivatives were pretty nasty though so you might want to double check them.