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stationary point

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Definition of stationary point in English:

noun

Mathematics
A point on a curve where the gradient is zero.
Example sentences
  • The Einstein equation can be derived as the solution to Euler-Lagrange equations that represent the stationary point, or extremum, of the action.
  • An important postulate concerning stationary points that we adopt in smooth infinitesimal analysis is the Constancy Principle.
  • This is a consequence of the symmetry of the model in the two components; in fact is a stationary point on the likelihood surface.

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