General Mathematics


A Method of Determining the Extreme Points of a Function Defined on the Integers

Authors: Stanley Korn

The standard method of determining the extreme points of a function ��(��) is to set its first derivative equal to zero and solve for x. However, this method requires that the function be continuous (at least piecewise) and differentiable; it won’t work for a function defined on the integers. Described herein is a method of determining the extreme points of a function defined on the integers. This method is illustrated by using it to solve two example problems.

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[v1] 2019-11-19 06:23:05

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