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final-practice-sol2 - SOLUTIONS Problem 1. Find the...

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Unformatted text preview: SOLUTIONS Problem 1. Find the critical points of the function f ( x,y ) = 2 x 3- 3 x 2 y- 12 x 2- 3 y 2 and determine their type i.e. local min/local max/saddle point. Are there any global min/max? Solution: Partial derivatives f x = 6 x 2- 6 xy- 24 x,f y =- 3 x 2- 6 y. To find the critical points, we solve f x = 0 = ⇒ x 2- xy- 4 x = 0 = ⇒ x ( x- y- 4) = 0 = ⇒ x = 0 or x- y- 4 = 0 f y = 0 = ⇒ x 2 + 2 y = 0 . When x = 0 we find y = 0 from the second equation. In the second case, we solve the system below by substitution x- y- 4 = 0 ,x 2 + 2 y = 0 = ⇒ x 2 + 2 x- 8 = 0 = ⇒ x = 2 or x =- 4 = ⇒ y =- 2 or y =- 8 . The three critical points are (0 , 0) , (2 ,- 2) , (- 4 ,- 8) . To find the nature of the critical points, we apply the second derivative test. We have A = f xx = 12 x- 6 y- 24 , B = f xy =- 6 x, C = f yy =- 6 . At the point (0 , 0) we have f xx =- 24 ,f xy = 0 ,f yy =- 6 = ⇒ AC- B 2 = (- 24)(- 6)- > 0 = ⇒ (0 , 0) is local max . Similarly, we find (2 ,- 2) is a saddle point since AC- B 2 = (12)(- 6)- (- 12) 2 = < and (- 4 ,- 8) is saddle since AC- B 2 = (- 24)(- 6)- (24) 2 < . The function has no global min since lim y →∞ ,x =0 f ( x,y ) =-∞ and similarly there is no global maximum since lim x →∞ ,y =0 f ( x,y ) = ∞ . 1 Problem 2. Determine the global max and min of the function f ( x,y ) = x 2- 2 x + 2 y 2- 2 y + 2 xy over the compact region- 1 ≤ x ≤ 1 , ≤ y ≤ 2 . Solution: We look for the critical points in the interior: ∇ f = (2 x- 2 + 2 y, 4 y- 2 + 2 x ) = (0 , 0) = ⇒ 2 x- 2 + 2 y = 4 y- 2 + 2 x = 0 = ⇒ y = 0 ,x = 1 . However, the point (1 , 0) is not in the interior so we discard it for now. We check the boundary. There are four lines to be considered: • the line x =- 1 : f (- 1 ,y ) = 3 + 2 y 2- 4 y. The critical points of this function of y are found by setting the derivative to zero: ∂ ∂y (3 + 2 y 2- 4 y ) = 0 = ⇒ 4 y- 4 = 0 = ⇒ y = 1 with f (- 1 , 1) = 1 . • the line x = 1 : f (1 ,y ) = 2 y 2- 1 . Computing the derivative and setting it to we find the critical point y = 0 . The corre- sponding point (1 , 0) is one of the corners, and we will consider it separately below. • the line y = 0 : f ( x, 0) = x 2- 2 x. Computing the derivative and setting it to we find 2 x- 2 = 0 = ⇒ x = 1 . This gives the corner (1 , 0) as before. • the line y = 2 : f ( x, 2) = x 2 + 2 x + 4 with critical point x =- 1 which is again a corner. Finally, we check the four corners (- 1 , 0) , (1 , 0) , (- 1 , 2) , (1 , 2) . The values of the function f are f (- 1 , 0) = 3 , f (1 , 0) =- 1 , f (- 1 , 2) = 3 , f (1 , 2) = 7 . From the boxed values we select the lowest and the highest to find the global min and global max....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course MATH 10C taught by Professor Hohnhold during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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