extreme point

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extreme point

[ek′strēm ′pȯint]
(mathematics)
A maximum or minimum value of a function.
A point in a convex subset K of a vector space is called extreme if it does not lie on the interior of any line segment contained in K.
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n] is a shifted version of the classical Chebyshev polynomials on the unit interval, it has precisely n + 1 extremal points on R.
The distances between the extremal points and the centroid indicate the extents to which the hands and legs are extended in motion.
The result is a leveraging of fitness - fitness breeds fitness - into extremal points in the upper tail of the fitness distribution.
It is crucial that the four corners are chosen from extremal points, that is, local minima and maxima of the radius.
we use the extremal points of Womersley [11] on the sphere [S.