(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given a function f: R^2 -> R of class C^3 with a critical point c.

Why CANNOT the hessian matrix of f at point c be given by:

1 -2

2 3

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

So first i want to clarify this.

When it says f: R^2 -> R, that means the function is of two variables (x and y)?

And when it says class C^3 that means the third derivative of the function exists and is continuous. So would a function be x^3 or x^4? the third derivative would be 24x for x^4 and is continuous. The third derivative of x^3 would be 6.

I'm not sure about the answer..

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