Homework Help: Maximum and minimum values

1. Feb 24, 2012

Kork

Find the maximum and minimum values of f(x,y) = x+2y on the disk
x2+y^2 ≤1

I have this for now:

f_1(x,y) = 1
f_2(x,y) = 2

x=cos(t) and y=sin(t)

I have that g(t) = x(t) + 2*y(t) --> g(t) = cost(t) + 2*sin(t)

g'(t) = 0 = 2*cost-sin(t)

Then I can see that:

2cos(t)/cos(t) -sin(t)/cos(t) = 0/cos(t) --> tan = 2

That is the parameterization, right?

From this point I have no idea what to do.

Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
2. Feb 24, 2012

Ray Vickson

Find the value or values of t that give tan(t) = 2. Or, since you only need sin(t) and cos(t), why not express them in terms of tan(t)?

RGV

Last edited: Feb 24, 2012