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Contour Plots and Critical Points

Contour Plots and Critical Points

Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to use contour plots and second-degree Taylor approximations to locate extreme points and saddle points of a function of two variables. This is one within a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.


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