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An Extremely Cautionary Tale

by Mark Krusemeyer (Carlton College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2000

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Several Variable Calculus | Functions of Several Variables
Applicable Course(s): 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV

Example of an extremal problem gone awry

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Multivariable Calculus | Optimization
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