# Max-Min Problems

An important use of calculus is the solving of maximum-minimum problems, that is, fidning the absolute maximum of minimum value of some varying quantity and that point at which that maximum of minimum occurs. There’s an extensive treatment of optimization on Scipy’s lecture notes. The general strategy for solving these problems involves translating the problem into an equation in one variable. Then one can use derivatives to find out critical points and evaluate whether these points are maximum or minimum values over a (closed or open) interval. …