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**BogStandard** What are the stationary points of

f(x,y) = e^((-x^3) +3x (-y^2))

and determine their nature.

Right, so the partial derivative holding y constant is:

((-3x^2) + 3 (-y^2))e^((-x^3) +3x (-y^2))

and holding x constant:

((-x^3) + 3x -2y)e^((-x^3) +3x (-y^2))

Is that correct?

If so, I make them equal to zero?

And then find the second partial derivative to determine the nature of the stationary points?

How the hell do I do that, im not sure im doing it right..

And apologies for the untidiness of the functions.