# Finding critical points

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• April 30th 2008, 06:37 AM
aprilkravitz
Finding critical points
Consider the function f(x,y)=x^2+y^2+2x^3/
a) Find and classify all critical points.
b) Find the absolute extrema on the disk x^2+y^2 <= 1 using Lagrange multipliers to do the boundary.
• April 30th 2008, 06:46 AM
Moo
Hello,

Calculate $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}$ and $\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}$

A critical point is a point where both $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}$ and $\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}$ are equal to 0.
• April 30th 2008, 08:31 AM
aprilkravitz
I was more concerned about part b