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In many situations, we want to find the solution to . Many problems
of optimization (such as finding maxima and minima) can be cast in this
form. (Finding the that maximizes [or minimizes] is equivalant
to finding such that .) The independent variable may
actually be a vector representing a large number of independent variables
but we'll start with one-dimensional examples.

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Gus Hart
2005-01-28