Find the max and min values of f(x,y)=x^2 + y^2 + 4 over the region R={(x,y) : x^2 + 2(y^2) =< 3
You want to equate the first partials to zero and solve the resulting system to find the critical points:
Solve the resulting system to find any critical points in the given region.
Now you want to use the second partials test for relative extrema:
Let be a critical point of and suppose and are continuous in a rectangular region containing .
Let .
i) If and , then is a relative minimum.
ii) If and , then is a relative maximum.
iii) If , then is not an extremum.
iv) If , then no conclusion can be drawn concerning a relative extremum.