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Saddle Points and Inflection Points

by Félix Martinez de la Rosa (Universidad de Cadiz)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 2007

Subject classification(s): Several Variable Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV | 3.0 Calculus

The author explores the relationship between saddle points of surfaces and the inflection points of the projected curves.

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Capsule Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Directional Derivatives and Gradients
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