stationary point

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stationary point

n
1. (Mathematics) a point on a curve at which the tangent is either horizontal or vertical, such as a maximum, a minimum, or a point of inflection
2. (Astronomy) astronomy a point in the apparent path of a planet when it reverses direction
Translations
point stationnaire
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8 relative extrema and portions of the graph which are increasing or decreasing, concave up or down and point of inflection 5.
Based on their mean achievements, the experimental group performed better than the control group in two of the five tasks involved in sketching the graphs of equations, namely: identifying critical numbers and critical points and identifying relative extrema and portions of the graph for which the function is increasing or decreasing.

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