Stationary Points
Stationary Points

Stationary Points

by Batool Akmal

In calculus, a stationary point of a differentiable function describes a point on the function’s graph where the derivative is zero. It can be thought of as the point at which the function stops changing, neither increasing nor decreasing. If a differentiable function consists of several variables, the stationary point describes a point on the graph’s surface where all of its partial derivatives are zero. Visualizing a stationary point on the graph of one variable is not difficult, as it is the point on the graph where the tangent is horizontal. But for a graph of two variables, the stationary point would have a tangent plane parallel to the xy-plane.

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  • Videos 9
  • Duration 1:04 h
  • Quiz questions 34
  • Concept Pages 0


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 Batool Akmal

Batool Akmal

Batool Akmal is the founder of A-level Maths Cardiff; a mathematics tuition and revision company in Wales, UK.
She obtained her Mathematics and Physics Degree, and Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Cardiff University.
She was the Director of the Honours Programme at St. David’s Catholic College from 2012 to 2016 and Head of Numeracy from 2017-2019.
Within Lecturio, Batool Akmal teaches courses on Calculus.

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