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These terms are related to the calculus study of the function's behavior, specifically in regards to its slopes and the direction in which the function is moving. Let me explain each term: 1) A local maximum is a point in a function where the value of that point is greater than the values of the immediate neighbors. Basically, if you imagine looking at a hill from the side, the top of the hill would be the function's local maximum. It isn't necessarily the highest point in the entire function, just higher than the points directly around it. 2) A local minimum is the opposite of a local maximum. It's a point in the function where the value of that point is less than the value of the immediate neighbors. Like the bottom of a valley. 3) A maximum refers to the absolute or global maximum of a function. This point has a greater value than any other point in the entire function, not just the neighboring points. 4) A minimum is the lower equivalent of the maximum. It's the point at which a function's value is less than any other point in the entire function. Whether f(a)=b is a local maximum, local minimum, maximum or minimum would depend on the overall shape and nature of the function f, and where the point (a, b) lies within this function.

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Aug. 22, 2023, 11:07 p.m.

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Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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