a) Show that the point (0,0) is a critical point of f ' and that the second derivative test for a function of two variables fails at this critical point
b) Show that f has neither a maximum nor a minimum at (0,0) by proving that there are values of the parameter a for which f has a maximum at (0,0) along the parabolas y=ax^2, while for other values of parameter a, the function f has a minimum at (0,0) along the parabolas y=ax^2.
c) Show that f has a minimum at (0,0) along every straight line through(0,0)
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