- Describe the behavior of a function of 2 variables near a critical point
- Find critical points and local extrema on a contour diagram
- Explain the geometric meaning of the gradient vector
- Use gradient search for maxima and minima of a function
- Read Hughes-Hallett 9.5
- Ponder problems 9.5. 1-8, 16, 18.
- Consult main points of the lesson