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Relative Maximum, Relative Max
Local Maximum, Local Max

The highest point in a particular section of a graph.

Note: The first derivative test and the second derivative test are common methods used to find maximum values of a function.

 

 

 

See also

Global maximum, absolute maximum, global minimum, absolute minimum, local minimum, relative minimum, extremum

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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