Optimization

Solving real-world problems by using applications involving maximizing/minimizing quantities for optimization.

Mapped to AP College Board # FUN-4, FUN-4.B, FUN-4.B.1, FUN-4.C, FUN-4.C.1

A function’s derivative can be used to understand some behaviors of the function. Calculate minimum and maximum values in applied contexts or analysis of functions. The derivative can be used to solve optimization problems; that is, finding a minimum or maximum value of a function on a given interval. Interpret minimum and maximum values calculated in applied contexts. Minimum and maximum values of a function take on specific meanings in applied contexts.